Regional Varieties: Albariño Aligoté Amigne Arneis Chasselas Colombard Cortese Fiano Grechetto Grenache Blanc Malvasia Istriana Marsanne Muscadelle Muscat of Alexandria Ortega Palomino Parellada Petite Arvine Prosecco Rieslaner Roussanne Savagnin Scheurebe Seyval Blanc Tocai Friulano Torrontés Vermentino Welschriesling
Aligoté is one of the prominent grapes of Burgundy, having originated there in the 18th century. It has been linked to Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc. It is acidic and structured, which is why it is often blended.
It thrives almost only in Burgundy, where it plays a crucial part in Bourgogne Aligoté AOC. Crème de cassis may be mixed with the grape to create a pre-dinner drink. Not exactly your typical Burgundy wine! The best examples probably come from the village of Bouzeron in the Côte Chalonnaise.
Aligoté can be found all over Burgundy. Elsewhere, the grape is grown in the Rhône, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Washington, California, and Chile.