2011 Philippe Chavy, Bourgogne Aligote AC, White Burgundy, France.
This is flat out the best Aligote I’ve ever had, better that my early experiences with Ramonet and other well known producers by far, Philippe Chavy is a man to watch. His upcoming 2011 releases are striking and pure, these are classic White Burgundy, and this Bougogne Aligote is a stunner. The Chavy Aligote comes from selected Puligny-Montrachet plots, and the celebrated terroir really defines this wine, this white has vigor, vibrancy and substance unheard of in this grape, where most Aligote is dull and lifeless, this marvel is bursting with energy and charms. The nose is bright, fresh and mineral laced with hints of citrus leading to a crisp intense palate of green apple and lemon/lime fruits, spicy chalk and minerals with hints of white peach, clove and wet river stones. This is a super wine and I can’t wait until the US release in September 2013.
($21 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive