REVIEW: 2010 Aligote, St. David's Bench Vineyard
A signature of Burgundy, the aligoté grape is vastly overshadowed, in quality and quantity, by Burgundy’s more distinguished white variety, chardonnay. Cold-tolerant, it has found a fine home on the St. David’s Bench vineyard of Château des Charmes. Light medium-bodied, dry and crisp, it shows green apple, orange and pear, carried to a lively, almost spritzy finish. Available in Ontario.