bottles of Oregon aligote

Got Aligoté? New World take on an Old World wine

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In a region so famous for particular varietals, other wines from the same place can appear like second-class citizens. Such is the case for Burgundy’s “other white,” Aligoté. When we consider Burgundian wines, we naturally think of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay; but other remarkable wines, like Gamay and Aligoté (al-i-goh-tey), are produced there, too. Aligoté, often in the shadow of its Burgundian sister, Chardonnay, is gaining its own enthusiastic following. With its driving acidity, bright fruit flavors and solid fruit set, more people appreciate the wine’s approachability and intrigue. And Oregon winemakers are taking notice.

Pale straw yellow in color, with hints of gold, Aligoté encompasses a delightful range of aromas, including green apple, white peach, white flowers, lemon, hazelnut and herbs. It forms the base of the classic and tasty Kir cocktail… Read the whole story here on Oregon Wine Press.

Belle Pente vineyard featured in Slow Wine Guide

Oregon debuts in acclaimed Slow Wine guide with 50 featured wineries

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Slow Wine Guide 2019While a wine’s aromas and flavors are important, they are far from the only thing that matter.

Just ask the Slow Wine movement, which pays respect to the entire wine production process, with heightened attention to environmental sustainability and the work of the grape grower. Slow Wine takes into account factors such as how well a wine expresses its region and whether winemaking practices mask or homogenize wines’ flavors.

And this year, Slow Wine is including Oregon for the very first time.

Slow Wine arose from… Read the whole story here in The Oregonian.