Twenty-Wine Days of February: Day 12, Anniversary Pre-Party

Aligoté is a white grape grown in Burgundy, France that is often used in blends and produces wines that are characterized by their acidity and citrus notes.  I chose this wine to pair with the crab cake course of the anniversary meal prepared for The Rib and me by our generous cousin during a fun family weekend away.

2009 Domaine Billard Pere et Fils Bourgogne-Aligoté, Burgundy, France

2009 Domaine Billard Pere et Fils Bourgogne-Aligoté

I didn’t get a lot more on the nose of this wine than a touch of citrus—mostly lemon.

The palate had some nice lemon and orange notes and a very firm acid.  The acidity of this wine held up well to the creaminess of the crab cake course of our wonderful dinner.  An hour or so after opening this wine, distinct apple notes started to emerge on both the nose and palate.

I picked this bottle up for about $15.  It’s worth the price, if for no other reason than to try a new varietal.  I would have this wine again and pair it with grilled or broiled seafood.

Cheers from the Corkpit,


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