Domaine Guilhem et Jean Hugues Goisot Sauvignon de Saint Bris Exogyra Virgula Organic Biodynamic 2022 750ml

SKU: 026198 ISBN: 815541002853

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Burgundy


Appellation: Saint Bris


Type: Whites

Size: 750ml


Domaine Goisot Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula comes from 4.38 hectares of vineyard land from the lieux-dits of Cornevin, Cote de la Canne and La Roncie. 50% of the vines are 10-15 years old and 50% are 15-40 years in age. The wine is vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel vats using native yeasts and aged on its fine lees. It shares many attributes with top bottlings of Sancerre from terres blanches soils, and it is generally cropped at lower yields than all but the very best estates in Sancerre. Brilliant minerality and poise from this master of the appellation. Nose of citrus and melon. Very long and intense.

Neal Martin writes:  The 2022 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula has a vivacious bouquet with lovely yellow plum and orange pith scents, and a hint of blackcurrant leaf in the background. The palate is well-balanced with a slightly honeyed texture, fine acidity, green peas mixed with kiwi fruit and a dash of spice. Elegant and low-key towards the persistent, asparagus and nettled-tinged finish. Distinctive.  Drinking 2024 - 2032.  - Vinous 91

Allan Meadows writes:  Ripe sauvignon blanc aromas include plenty of citrus, lemongrass and only a suggestion of the classic cat pee character. Once again the middleweight flavors possess an appealing mouthfeel that is in keeping with the clean, dry and lingering finale where a few years of keeping should help to add depth.  - Burghound 
From Sauvignon Blanc vines planted in Kimmeridgian soil; Exogyra Virgula refers to the fossilized tiny oysters that are in the shape of a comma

Father and son Jean-Hugues and Guilhem Goisot farm their vineyards Biodynamically and the entire estate is Demeter certified. Once officially part of Chablis, Saint-Bris was removed from the designation after phylloxera in the later part of the nineteenth century and is now part of the Cote d’Auxerre. Exogyra Virgula refers to the fossilized oyster shells found in the Kimmeridgian limestone soils of its neighbor to the east. . One of the good things to come out of this was that Saint-Bris is permitted to work with non-Burgundian grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris. Cropped at low yields from old vines, these soils can produce wines that rival top flight wines from the best estates in Sancerre. The 2019 Goisot illuminates brightly in the glass with aromas of freshly cut limes, lemon zest, white peach, quince and mandarine orange with a pleasant suggestion of ocean mist and freshly cut grass. Energetically crisp, elegantly dry and lively in the mouth with layers of crystalline minerality unfolding vibrantly with an electric brightness. Pure, precise and harmonious, this refreshing white pairs deliciously with seafood, vegetarian dishes and spicy Asian cuisine.
Bart Hopkins