This white grape from France is widely cultivated in the Burgundy region. It's used to make a dry, lemony-tart white wine usually meant for early consumption. In many vineyards outside of Burgundy, Aligoté́ has been replaced by the Chardonnay grape, which makes richer and better-quality wines. However, Aligoté is still popular in some eastern European countries such as Bulgaria, Russia, and Romania. Older Aligoté́ vines tend to produce better-quality Aligoté wines with citrusy characteristics.