JEROBOAMS OF SYLVAIN PATAILLE ALIGOTÉS ALL WEEK AT BAR BOULUD | 9/12 – 9/17

Aligoté is no longer underestimated, no longer the forgotten cousin or sister or brother of Chardonnay. Burgundian vignerons have surely revived Aligoté in the last few years; I have served more Aligoté this summer than ever before. I’ve always found Aligoté an interesting subject—while it’s constantly referenced as the “forgotten grape of Burgundy,” I’ve found some of my favorite producers’ most deliberate and enthusiastic bottles to be their Aligoté—clearly, an enterprising grape.

Amongst ambitious Aligoté producers, Sylvain Pataille is successful. He farms Aligoté Doré, a pre-clonal version of the grape that’s quite rare, throughout Marsannay, just south of Dijon, and vinifies each plot separately—a normal practice for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but rarely done with Aligoté. Rigorous organic farming and a hands-off approach to winemaking leaves us with the three bottlings we’re pouring this week, all from Marsannay vineyards.

To be able to compare the delicate, limestone influenced Champ Forey Aligoté, to his focused, layered Clos du Roy and finally the toasty, herby, fresh quality of La Charme aux Prêtres is a treat. These are fascinating and transportive and acclaimed wines and I’m so grateful to be able to open these bottles to pour by the glass. 

Monday 9.12.22 – Tuesday 9.13.22

Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Aligoté « Charmes aux Prêtres » France 2017

$26/glass

poured out of 3-L Jeroboam

Wednesday 9.14.22 – Thursday 9.15.22

Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Aligoté « Champ Forey » France 2017

$26/glass

poured out of 3-L Jeroboam

Friday 9.16.22 – Saturday 9.17.22

Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Aligoté « Clos du Roy » France 2017

$26/glass

poured out of 3-L Jeroboam

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