Earlier this week we tasted a bottle of Bourgogne Aligoté from Domaine Jérôme Chezeau that blew us away. We jumped at the opportunity to snatch some up so we could share it with you fine people.
Aligoté is Burgundy's other white. Naturally high in acid, this grape is often quite tart - sometimes to a fault. The Chezeau, however, had softened with a little age, taking on a rich texture that was altogether charming.
Thinking ahead to Saturday's tasting, we decided to stick with France's unfamiliar and pop open a second obscure variety. Although widely planted in the Loire, grolleau is little recognized. Les Sablonnettes is a biodynamic winery in Anjou-Saumur that produces supple, juicy grolleau with notes of rose petal & salted plum.
Saturday, March 24
3-5pm @ WWM
Domaine Jérôme Chezeau Bourgogne Aligoté
Les Sablonnettes Les Copains d'Abord
Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France