Within Burgundy, Aligoté is the grape equivalent of an ambitious younger sibling to Chardonnay.
Historically, this grape has been widely looked over and under-utilized. But, these days, the very best growers in Burgundy have plots of Aligoté. These plots are tended with as much care and grow wines with as much expression as fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Don't overlook Aligoté, especially if you are looking for value in Burgundy. This grape is on the rise, and we try to stock up on the very best examples. You can't experience all that Burgundy has to offer without experiencing Aligoté.