750 mL Bottle
"100 per cent Chardonnay. Like any part of Burgundy, the Côtes d'Auxerre is in fact a mosaic of small climats or vineyards. Goisot farm a mind-boggling 43 individual parcels, with only the finest three bottled individually: Gueules de Loup, Biaumont, and Gondonne. Gueules de Loup is perhaps Saint-Bris' most picturesque vineyard and is named after the flowers (snapdragons) that flourish in its soils. This 1ha site faces south/southeast and the soils are almost pure limestone, or calcaire. The Goisots believe it is a terroir quite similar to the Vaillons 1er cru in Chablis. The vines here are over 40 years old and the fruit undergoes a long, slow pressing. The fermentation occurs at around 25 degrees and the malo is in barrel on lees. The resulting wine is an effortlessly stylish one with pulpy, waxy lemon and earthy fruit, vibrant yet ripe acidity and spicy length. Very flinty and Chablis-esque." Winemaker's Note
"Outstanding, Top Value. Here the wood is all but invisible with ultra-fresh and strikingly pure aromas of saltwater, citrus and ripe pear. There is fine richness to the generously proportioned flavors that possess excellent cut and underlying tension, all wrapped in a long complex and saline-infused finish. This offers genuinely sensational quality for what it is."
89-92 Points Burghound
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J-Hugues & Ghislaine Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Gueules de Loup Blanc 2009
100% Chardonnay. One of the single vineyard Côte d'Auxerre bottlings that Domaine Goisot makes in the finest years. Gueules de Loup is the name of St Bris' most picturesque vineyard. The vineyard is named after the flower that flourishes in its soils (Snapdragon in English). The aspect here is south/south east and the soils are Portlandian and extremely limey. Wonderful wine that is extremely mineral. This is a terroir that the Goisot family think is very similar to Vaillons. The Meadow's note says it all.
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