Our love of Denis Bachelet has been well documented here. The reason is simple: everything he touches is elevated far beyond expectations.
Bachelet's Bourgogne Rouge can compete with many producers' village level wines. His Charmes-Chambertin, from a second or third tier Grand Cru, is one of the great wines of Burgundy and hunted down (and priced) accordingly.
Bachelet's lineup over-achieves from top-to-bottom. Bachelet is a master of his craft. It's that simple. Out of Bachelet's entire lineup, the Aligoté is a wine we just can’t get enough of.
He is part of a select group of producers - Coche, De Moor, de Villaine, d'Auvenay - that endow Aligoté with more depth and many more dimensions than one typically associates with the grape. Speaking frankly, your standard Aligoté is nothing to write home about - it's lemony and sort of innocuous. Without sacrificing any freshness, Bachelet's version delivers plenty of interest.
Bachelet in particular handles his Aligoté with meticulous care and precision, coaxing out complexity, chiseled minerality, and tons of freshness. In 2019, the wine offers gorgeous concentration and vibrancy.
The 2019 Aligoté delivers a vivid spectrum of citrus, smoke, and saline-inflected minerality. While the grape is known for its high - sometimes bracing - acidity, Bachelet manages to achieve beautiful balance and harmony. It’s bright, refreshing, and incredibly hard to put down.
We've opened a few back vintages of Bachelet's Aligoté over the years, and we've always been impressed. With a few years of age, the inherent sharpness of Aligoté rounds out into something deeper. We created specially priced 4-packs because it's a wine that you'll want around in quantity.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Special 4-pack pricing, for a limited time. Use Code: Aligote-19