Aligote is an intriguing grape, tasted blind it is often mistaken for Chardonnay. They can be zesty and mineral or full bodied and chewy, again like Chardonnay. Pierre-Yves’ example is certainly a fresher style, coming from old vines in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune and a smaller amount from the commune of Chassagne Montrachet (10%). Aged in 228 litre used barrels and racked and bottled before the 2019 harvest in late August 2019 after 11 months on lees.
Very pure, with fabulous intensity and some exotic, succulent fruit. There are some minerals and spice too, really carrying the fruit, pushing it further along the palate. Certainly, one of the finest examples.