2017 Aligoté, Domaine Buisson-Battault, Burgundy, France
£15.95 £15.15 per bottle
I rarely find an Aligoté which makes me smile, let alone beam with delight. Using old vines and very low yields to pack flavour into the bottle, the grapes are hand-harvested and given a year in old oak barrels. The handling and profound respect for the wondrous quality of the fruit is evident both on the nose and the palate. Aligoté can be edgy, sour and raspy, but this wine is regal, layered, plush and succulent with the sort of volume of flavour you would attribute to great Chardonnay, not lowly Aligoté.
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