Goisot Bourgogne Aligote
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. 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 effects of the switch is that the Goisots, unlike their Chablisien brethren, are allowed to grow Sauvignon Blanc and Aligoté in addition to Chardonnay. The wines across the board are deep, racy and soil-driven, with as transparent an expression of underlying chalky terroir as any in Chablis proper. The wines are fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks, and bottled carefully to retain as much of their purity and precision as possible.