2018 Domaine Collotte Aligoté

Bargain Aligoté from young Isabelle Collotte - a young winemaker walking in her father's footsteps.

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Marsannay has only been upgraded 'Villages' status since 1987, but the history of producing fine wines in this region stretches back much, much further than that. Since its classification, a few star performers have emerged from the region. Domaine Collotte is one of those stars. In 1981, at the tender age of just 16, Philippe Collotte bottled his first wine from his family's grapes.

In 2013, his daughter Isabelle joined him in the cellar, to continue their four-generation-long history as wine growers. Her degree in viticulture and oenology at the Lycée Viticole de Beaune has helped further refine their house style, particularly in white wines where she does most of her work.

This Aligote is a fantastic introduction to the wines of the Collotte family. It shows the varietal richness and spread of flavour with a clean, vibrant spine of acidity. A great place to start if you're exploring Aligote or this emerging Burgundy region.

Aligoté is a full sibling of Chardonnay and when well-cared for can produce a good facsimile in terms of volume and texture, yet with a trademark crisp and refreshing acidity. At Collotte the fruit is hand-picked at optimum ripeness, then whole-bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel, to produce a wine of delicious flavour and volume, finishing with that bright acidity. A wonderful introduction to the wines of the Collotte family and a great value wine.

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