Maison Chanzy Bouzeron Blanc Clos De La Fortune Aligote 2017 - 750ml

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93pts Wilfred Wong

The 2017 Maison Chanzy Bourzeon Clos de la Fortune shows that Aligoté can be a memorable wine.  This wine is expansive and lasting. Enjoy its spicy aromas and flavors with smoked ham hocks. (Tasted: February 14, 2020, San Francisco, CA)

Winemaker Notes

At once rounded and sprightly - a superb synthesis - this enjoyable and delicately powerful wine contributes lemony notes to oysters and matches their saltiness with its steady minerality. The same goes for cod roe (tarama), and crustaceans, steamed or in a cheese sauce. Its fullness enhances veal or poultry in white or cream sauce, and a mushroom risotto would also respond nicely to its aromatic persistence. It may also be served as a pre-dinner drink with savory puff pastries (gougères), or with dishes such as the burgundian specialty of cold ham with parsely (jambon persillé), mixed salads, or quiches. It goes perfectly well with most types of goat cheese, as well as with Beaufort, Comté or Cîteaux.