Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre, Dom. Goisot
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Bourgogne Côtes d'Auxerre, Dom. Goisot - 2020

Item # 27805 750mL
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

The Côtes d'Auxerre is in the Yonne Valley, a part of Burgundy that neighbors Chablis. This is a delicious, accessible white wine that was aged in both tank and large barrels and was fermented with native yeasts. Jean-Hugues Goisot was among Burgundy’s earliest practitioners of biodynamic viticulture, and today his son Guillaume maintains this arduous commitment.

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Staff Pick Notes

If your first thought upon tasting this Chardonnay is that it resembles Chablis, you aren't so far off. From the small Côtes d’Auxerre AOC just west of Chablis comes this refreshing white with pronounced minerality. Unlike the chalky notes often associated with Chablis, this wine veers into more overt aromas of flint and ash. Further, it has a nice slippery texture with subtle grassiness and light nectarine flavors upheld with lively (but not bracing) acidity. I could see this wine pairing well with an earthy cheese such as a Morbier or Tomme de Savoie.

- RG

About the Producer

Saint-Bris Le Vineux, Burgundy, France The Domaine of Ghislaine and Jean-Hugues Goisot is in all reality 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 ripped through the area in the late nineteenth century. Prior to this, Saint Bris was part of Chablis, which seems quite logical, given...

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