I first spotted this wine at a tasting during the summer. Boutique importers, Grape Circus, Simon Tyrell and Nomad Wines got together for a tasting in June and there were some brilliant tastings on show. Enrico from Grape Circus focused on Italians, Tyrell on the Rhone & South of France. Nomad focused on Burgundy and my pick of the bunch wasn’t a Meursault or Puligny but a humble Aligoté.

Surprise, delight, wonder. Wonder particularly around how this grape could become so maligned when it’s capable of such brilliance.

Delicious delicate floral aromas, a gorgeous rich minerality complimented by citrus zestiness. Keep your lemons peeled for this gorgeous Aligoté. Available from Vanilla Grape in Kenmare and (online from vgwines.com) and a few select independents.

The Aligoté by Lignier was pretty darn special too.