The Peculiarity of Aligoté Aligoté is an ancient Burgundian plant. Curiously this white grape variety grows better the higher up it is. So the aligotés of the valleys are less remarkable than those of the higher hillsides, which are worth tasting by themselves rather than accompanied with kir. Their bouquet is fresh and floral or fruity. On the palate, there are notes of hazelnut and a lively character. Bourgogne aligoté can be drunk young and up to three years old.