Aligoté

Ah, tis all commerce - eh?
In 2018 the bulk price per barrel for aligoté was €450 - it's leapt to €700 in 2019 - the négoce usually work on 50% margins, so double the barrel price and divide by 295 (or so) for the price per bottle
Of-course 2019 yields were down, but I suspect there must also be some interest in the market... ;-)
Well if Mr. Haisma’s comes in at that price, I’ll be happy. :)
 
Haha - my calculation is très simplistic as it doesn't account for barrels etcetera - but then most aligoté doesn't see the inside of a barrel - Mark's does though, or half of it does, anyway...
 
Had a couple of glasses of La Chablisienne's 2018 Aligoté with my lunch in Dieppe today. Someone further up the thread mentioned an excellent Aligoté that tasted as if it were part Chardonnay. This was one such, and to me it actually tasted pretty much how I expect good village Chablis to taste, certainly more than the actual 2018 Chablis I had a couple of weeks ago!
 
After a balmy (or is it barmy) few days in the big smoke what better time to get out the Gote which tonight took the form of the 2013 Domaine A. & P. Villaine Bouzeron. This was such a delight and remarkably youthful after 7 years; sappy, citrusy (lemon/grapefruit), lots of texture and a slight nutty flavour on the finish. I feel that this has much more to offer. Delicious.

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After a balmy (or is it barmy) few days in the big smoke what better time to get out the Gote which tonight took the form of the 2013 Domaine A. & P. Villaine Bouzeron. This was such a delight and remarkably youthful after 7 years; sappy, citrusy (lemon/grapefruit), lots of texture and a slight nutty flavour on the finish. I feel that this has much more to offer. Delicious.

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  • 2014 A. et P. de Villaine Aligoté Bouzeron - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron (19/12/2019)
    Deep straw; wet stone; strict, weighty, retains required cut; an unsettling metallic on impressive finish. Age appears to have added little. Though this will undoubtedly live long. (87 pts.)
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I'm not that keen on the house style, but persist in buying as a 'benchmark'. I have a 2016 hereabouts, which I'll earmark to try soon.
 
The newly arrived PYCM Aligote 18 is at this stage of its life the best yet with its seductive nose of truffle, coconut matting, green tobacco and bitter citrus and its depth, proper acidity and very long beurre blanc finish. Absolutely in the top flight of aligotés though not much like any of the others, even previous PYCMs. This is the only wine that I still buy every year, mostly because the only other white burgundies I really enjoy are now vastly beyond my wallet.
 
The newly arrived PYCM Aligote 18 is at this stage of its life the best yet with its seductive nose of truffle, coconut matting, green tobacco and bitter citrus and its depth, proper acidity and very long beurre blanc finish. Absolutely in the top flight of aligotés though not much like any of the others, even previous PYCMs. This is the only wine that I still buy every year, mostly because the only other white burgundies I really enjoy are now vastly beyond my wallet.

This note makes it sorely tempting to risk disharmony and bring my half-case home and cram it into the overflowing, overflow storage (cupboard under the stairs, previously home to a now displaced vacuum cleaner). It would seem sensible to get the Fourrier BR ‘18 delivered at the same time.

Maybe I just need to up my consumption.
 
The newly arrived PYCM Aligote 18 is at this stage of its life the best yet with its seductive nose of truffle, coconut matting, green tobacco and bitter citrus and its depth, proper acidity and very long beurre blanc finish. Absolutely in the top flight of aligotés though not much like any of the others, even previous PYCMs. This is the only wine that I still buy every year, mostly because the only other white burgundies I really enjoy are now vastly beyond my wallet.
Tom, you are correct it is very different from previous editions. I’m of the opinion that PYCM makes one of the three best Aligotés.
My TN for first from half case.
10 April 2020 - Straw coloured; low key ripe aromatics; quiet, closed, on the rich side -atypical, there’s crisp acidity in the background. Long finish. 87 points.
Not entirely convinced but time may help. Has warmth be too much of a good thing? Might skip my allocation of ‘19 ........ assuming I receive one
 
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I'm guessing the intervening couple of months have made a big difference, Mark, judging by previous vintages. I thought the 17 quite a lot too warm at first but it shed all of that.
 
This note makes it sorely tempting to risk disharmony and bring my half-case home and cram it into the overflowing, overflow storage (cupboard under the stairs, previously home to a now displaced vacuum cleaner). It would seem sensible to get the Fourrier BR ‘18 delivered at the same time.

Maybe I just need to up my consumption.

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The deed is done. I shall probably try one over the weekend.
 
  • 2018 Simon Colin Bouzeron Clous - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Bouzeron (26/07/2020)
    Starbright, pale lemon; wet stone, low key; clean as whistle, brisk acidity provides attack; tangy finish - v. long. (88 pts.)
  • 2017 Domaine Pascal Cotat Sancerre La Grande Côte - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (25/07/2020)
    Deep straw; subtle tropical hints, restrained aromatics; dry, good extract, phenolic, 'big'; persistent. Drink now & next 5 years (90 pts.)
  • 2017 Hubert Lignier Bourgogne-Aligoté - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (24/07/2020)
    Deep straw; stony, spicy, ebullient; rich, verging on fat, low acid. Fades on finish. Best drunk up.Best well chilled. (84 pts.)
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Mrs C & I have earmarked Aligoté as our holiday lunchtime drink this week.
This was our first Simon Colin (son of Phillippe who I'm led to believe retire in a couple of years), as recommended by a local merchant . If we pass by later this week, I will pop in for his Chassage-M villages.
 
Did I dream, or read that Arnaud Ente had ripped up all his aligote vines ~?
The suggestion is that he will build a cuverie on the land, or if he replants he will do so with Chardonnay. These were 80-year-old vines and Arnaud is not convinced that young Aligoté, even high-quality selections, can produce wines of the level of these old plants.
 
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  • 2018 Mark Haisma Bourgogne-Aligoté - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (28/07/2020)
    Pale primrose; plenty on the nose, wet stone, granular, round, pear skin; dry, chalky, lots on mid-palate, refreshing; presence on very long finish. (90 pts.)
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In view of association, an attempt at a measured rating.
Fortunately, Mrs C insisted on a 1/2 case, when ordering last year.
 
Also posted this on the weekend thread but thought it worth posting here as we haven't had an update for a while.

Bourgogne Aligoté 2018, Pierre Morey.
Very light, clear colour with just a tinge of green. Fresh nose of grapefruit and citrus rind, with a background note of green cooking apple. Fresh and zingy in the mouth with more grapefruit, lemon and lime. Clean finish is quite acidic backed by a lingering richness.

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6-pack from 2017 vintage - I'll be waiting at least another couple of years before opening the first - I don't like the oak in the young wines from this cuvée, but after age 5 I don't normally notice...
 
Really need to arrange a visit to Chevrot.
  • 2017 Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne-Aligoté Clos des Perrieres la Combe - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (02/09/2020)
    Mid-straw; gentle oak, kiss of lemon, understated; soft, sleek, nice bite, good mouth-feel finishes with aplomb -long. For the medium term. (89 pts.)
  • The following opened as part of JM/67PM event.
  • 2014 Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand Bourgogne-Aligoté Le Clou 34 - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (27/08/2020)
    Deeper; very expressive, bags of energy, vibrant finish. (92 pts.)
  • 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne-Aligoté - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté (27/08/2020)
    Pale; low-key, saline, shapely; sleek, dry, refreshing, remarkably well balanced; tangy finish. Very drinkable. (91 pts.)
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I've managed to source (sic) Sylvain Pataille single parcel Aligoté which will be opened ASAP, after K recommences imbibing.
 
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