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The white grape variety comes from France. Aligotte, Alligotay, Alligoté, Alligotet, Beaunie, Beaunois, Chaudenet Gras, Giboulot, Giboudot, Griset Blanc, Plant de Trois, Plant Gris, Troyen Blanc, Vert Blanc ( France ); Mukhranuli (Georgia); Carcairone Blanc ( Italy ); Aligote Bijeli (ex. Yugoslavia ); Mahranauli ( Moldova ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Chardonnay (Beaunois) Melon de Bourgogne. Sacy (Aligoté Vert) or Riesling be confused. In 1999 took place DNA analysis probably gave birth to natural parents Gouais blanc (Heunisch) x Pinot, The early-ripening, high-yielding vine is prone to falsification mildew and Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines of simple quality. These are used primarily for the production of quick-to-consume simple still wines and sparkling wines.

Aligoté - grape and leaf

In 2010, the French acreage totaled 1,953 hectares. The variety is mainly in the Burgundy at the Côte d'Or grown where it has its own appellation Bourgogne Aligoté gives. She is also in the fields Bouzeron and chablis authorized. Traditionally, the variety is combined with Cassis to the famous aperitif Kir mixed. There were more stocks in Europe Georgia (124 ha), Kazakhstan (277 ha), Moldova here as the most common variety (15,790 ha), Romania (7,297 ha), Russia (1,029 ha), Switzerland (23 ha) and Ukraine (9,267 ha). Overseas, there are small areas in Australia. Chile and in the US state Washington, The variety occupied in 2010 a total of 36,120 hectares of vines It is thus in the world varieties ranking on the 24th place

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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