Bourgogne Aligote Olivier Leflaive 2013

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Bourgogne Aligote Olivier Leflaive 2013

The 'other' white grape of Burgundy, Aligoté is oftern misunderstood. Relegated too often to lesser sites and cropped highly, it is hardly surprising that Aligoté can produce wines high on acid and low on flavour. Tantamount to grape abuse, this sorry practice should be outlawed. In caring hands, Aligoté can yield pretty wines with gentle class, and Olivier Leflaive's is one such example. While his venerable octogenarian vines may not produce much fruit - 2013's bijou harvest provided just 28 hectolitres per hectare - the resulting wine is so appealing, its refreshing Burgundian acidity balancing subtle peaches-and-cream fruit. Put your crème de cassis back on the shelf! Great quality, outstanding value.

"Appealing, refreshing Burgundian acidity balanced with subtle peaches-and-cream fruit."

  • Aligote
  • ABV 13.0%
  • Drink now
    2015 - 2017
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Vegetarian

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Burgundy Wine

Burgundy’s wine industry complexity and tremendous diversity are the result of geological accident. Centuries ago, faulting tore the great valley apart, easing the passage of the nearby Saône River. 
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