Dear Wine Ladies,
I was told in Burgundy, the white wines are made with Chardonnay grapes that also go by the name Aligote. Are they both the same?
No, they are not the same grape. Aligote is the “other” grape variety planted in Burgundy and is definitely the less significant to say the least.
Having said that, in a very good year – meaning lots of warmth and sunshine, with grapes planted in the best locations and ideal soils – This grape variety can make an excellent wine in Burgundy representing good value.