I was intrigued by this wine after I read about the de Moor's, Alice and Olivier. I read about their commitment to creating natural wines, on small plots, in Chablis. The story presented the couple as a united front tending their vineyards by hand and creating their natural wines together. Some important aspects of their creations include farming organically and sustainably, using natural yeast and oak barrels. I liked what I read and I've kept an eye out for their bottled time since. The search finally came to an end last week when my quest for interesting wines led me to a little corner of the wine store where this bottle was tucked away. I'm not sure why it was so hidden, but my guess, someone was coveting it. I know I would.
I was so excited to try it. It didn't disappoint. Crisp and full-bodied - it went well with truffle cheese and perfect for salty crackers. The rich finish pairs well with sweet potato fries and the subtle apple flavor was a wonderful companion to smoked salmon and a simple salad.
I hear this vintage of Aligote', 2013, is a low yield, so there isn't much; but they produce quite a few wines, so if you see the de Moors on your search for wonderful natural wines -- I think you'll find you're in good hands.