|Grape/Varietal : Aligote||Color : White|
|Origin : France||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Bourgogne||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Domaine Goisot's place in the wine world is beatifully summed up by Burghound's Allen Meadows: "No one but no one delivers more quality for the price than Goisot. The quality is flat out amazing, particulalry given the modest appellations with which he works". Domaine Goisot is, in truth, a fine Chablis estate, but history has not been particularly kind to the region, as Saint Bris was removed from the Chablis appellation after phylloxera paralyzed the area in the late nineteenth century.
Prior to this, Saint Bris was part of Chablis, which seems quite logical, given that it shares the same base of profound Kimmeridgian limestone and the same northerly climate as its neighbor a few kilometers to the east. But now Saint Bris is officially a sub-region of the Côte d’Auxerre, which is only officially entitled to Bourgogne status. However, one of the delightful side reprocussions of the switch in official status is that the Goisots, like all of the other growers in Saint Bris, are allowed to plant other grapes beyond chardonnay, and in fact Saint Bris is quite well-known for its excellent sauvignon blancs made in these same deep, chalky soils.
Jean-Hugues Goisot was among Burgundy's earliest practitioners of biodynamic viticulture, and today his son Guillaume maintains this arduous commitment. The family farms Sauvignon Blanc, Aligoté and Chardonnay in deep, chalky soils just a few kilometers east of Chablis
The attractive bouquet features apple blossom, orange cordial and a touch of cold, wet limestone, and the palate is very well balanced with a hint of bitter lemon on the entry. What I admire is the waxy texture that I look for in an Aligoté. There is a judicious touch of spice toward the elegant finish. Excellent.
Pairs Well With:
Steamed Monk Fish in Lemon Butter
Fat Freddy's Drop - Wandering Eye