The Aligoté grape has been grown in Burgundy since the 18th century and is still planted almost exclusively here. It was granted its own AOC, Bourgogne Aligoté, in 1937. Although it is planted in very different winegrowing areas, the Aligoté grape is generally found on limestone soils, often combined with marl or clay. Aligoté is suited to hilly locations and higher altitudes and tends to perform best on south-east facing slopes and in warm, dry conditions. The village of Bouzeron, in the Côte Chalonnaise, is considered to represent the region's finest examples of the variety, producing a well-balanced wine with nutty and citrus hints. Traditionally it is used with blackcurrant liqueur to make a Kir.