Terrason Aligote 2019


"Expect to see citrus, alpine herbs, and a saline/brininess that is derived from the iron rich ancient volcanic soils." - Terrason

Australia, VIC, King Valley
750mL
#White  #Other Whites  #Victoria  #King Valley  

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"I invariably say that Aligoté is one of the most under-sung of white grapes.The palate is good, silky and milky, lovely texture, a little salinity, but unresolved as yet to smell with banana skins and parmesan rind. Fresh and gently skinsy on the finish."


- Gary Walsh


"Grafted four winters ago from cuttings taken in the Mornington Peninsula. Grown in the deep volcanic soils of Whitfield in the King Valley. Hand picked, crushed and pressed straight to a stainless steel tank for natural fermentation on full solids. Nine month elevage without any movement. A much more traditional Aligoté.


My first experience with Aligoté was in Gevrey Chambertin which was made into a stunning Bourgogne Blanc for staff and clients, later in Meursault a more serious rendition. Often misunderstood it’s an age-worthy variety that can be cellared for a decade and more. Expect to see citrus, alpine herbs, and a saline/brininess that is derived from the iron rich ancient volcanic soils."


- Terrason