Classic to a tee, Bitouzet-Prieur's Aligoté is a well-structured wine that wants to get friendly with you. The nose is perfumed with passionfruit, while the palate opens up with slight butterscotch notes, peach and dried apricot. Lively acidity and some nuttiness make this is a great pairing for mac-n-cheese or shrimp fried rice.
Vincent Bitouzet has family roots in Burgundy going back at least the last two centuries and he himself has been making wine in the Côte de Beaune for over thirty years. He’s based in Volnay, with extensive holdings in Meursault, and his domaine is a standard-bearer for all that is good and expected of Burgundy. His wines are structured, age-worthy, satisfying, and above all else, grand expressions of their terroir.
This is Aligoté from a parcel of vines planted in the early 1950s in the northern sector of Meursault. Raised 12 months on its fine lees in used 228-liter barrels.