Julien Altaber (Sextant)

Skin Contact Aligoté

9.227 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Burgundy, France
Aligoté
Top Notes For
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

8.6

Pale saffron in color, this Pétillant Naturel from Burgundy smells like a cider with stone fruit, dried papaya, and new carpet in an apartment near campus. Fresh, vibrant, and begging to party, “Skin Bull” has a bready beer taste to it and goes down easier than a 40 of High Life you didn’t pay for. Come for the party, and stay for the bright flavors of pineapple, barely ripe pears, wrists dabbed with rose hips.

Pale saffron in color, this Pétillant Naturel from Burgundy smells like a cider with stone fruit, dried papaya, and new carpet in an apartment near campus. Fresh, vibrant, and begging to party, “Skin Bull” has a bready beer taste to it and goes down easier than a 40 of High Life you didn’t pay for. Come for the party, and stay for the bright flavors of pineapple, barely ripe pears, wrists dabbed with rose hips.

Mar 10th, 2018
Nikki Goddard, DWS

Wow! 🤤 funky cider, saline, unripe stone fruit, candied ginger, fino sherry, clay pot

Wow! 🤤 funky cider, saline, unripe stone fruit, candied ginger, fino sherry, clay pot

Jun 24th, 2017
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.7

fantastic nose of cheesy and dried mushrooms. tannin present on the palate that mixes with the minerality and the skin adds roundness to the sometimes harsh acidity of aligote

fantastic nose of cheesy and dried mushrooms. tannin present on the palate that mixes with the minerality and the skin adds roundness to the sometimes harsh acidity of aligote

Jan 17th, 2015
Lindsey King

Stunning and incredibly memorable! The best wine I’ve had in a while and certainly the best Aligote hands down. Texture was absolutely spot on. Creamy but assertive from the skin contact. Charming and strong. An ugly duckling that doesn’t yet know it’s a swan. Could drink many many bottles of this and never grow bored.

Stunning and incredibly memorable! The best wine I’ve had in a while and certainly the best Aligote hands down. Texture was absolutely spot on. Creamy but assertive from the skin contact. Charming and strong. An ugly duckling that doesn’t yet know it’s a swan. Could drink many many bottles of this and never grow bored.

Oct 29th, 2018
Erik Longabardi

Dual purpose wine. Added to chicken. Everyone wins!

Dual purpose wine. Added to chicken. Everyone wins!

Aug 31st, 2018
Tumi Ferrer

Delicious, needs a bit of shaking in the bottle or aggressive decanting for a smoother mouthfeel. Not super complex but very nice and easy drinking

Delicious, needs a bit of shaking in the bottle or aggressive decanting for a smoother mouthfeel. Not super complex but very nice and easy drinking

Apr 20th, 2018
Levon Kololyan

Delicate, highly concentrated, not high acidity. Fell a little flat

Delicate, highly concentrated, not high acidity. Fell a little flat

Dec 28th, 2017
Sadek Bazaraa

👉👌 + Skin Contact = ❤️

👉👌 + Skin Contact = ❤️

Aug 27th, 2015
Kit H

Much better than last time. Seems the edges have rounded out.

Much better than last time. Seems the edges have rounded out.

Apr 12th, 2016
Angel Davis

Angel had this 6 years ago

Angel had this 6 years ago

Jan 22nd, 2016