WHAT: Château des Charmes Aligoté (white) Rating: NNN
WHERE: Niagara Peninsula
WHY: Aligoté needs to call up Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc and ask, "Who's your publicist?" because Aligoté - at least as produced by C d C - is ready for some profile enhancement. It's got lots of fresh, zippy fruit and what tastes like smooth, mouth-filling oakiness, but it's totally unoaked. That deserves some buzz, people.
PRICE: 750 ml/$13.45
AVAILABILITY: At selected liquor stores (product #284950)