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Goisot Cotes dAuxerre Rouge 2017

Goisot Cotes dAuxerre Rouge 2017

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Biodynamic. Pinot Noir. Grown on the very edge of marginality, Goisot's entry-level 2017 Pinot is reminiscent of a light-bodied Chinon this year. Here, the fruit is drawn from five lieux-dits on Auxerre's clay/limestone hillsides (80% Kimmeridgian soils, 20% Portlandian) and vine age is between 10 and 30 years old. The wines are fermented via wild yeasts in large tronconique-shaped oak fermenters and are then aged on lees, again in large oak, before being blended and bottled unfiltered. Only a very gentle pumping over and no punch-downs (which was formerly the methodology). It's a particular style of Pinot that is unique coming from such a cold place and such limestone-rich soils; a pinot from Chablis terroir if you like. Expect a light-bodied, smoky, sappy wine loaded with complex, wild blackberry fruit with lots of brambly, nettle, almost menthol notes thrown in (that diminish with air) and plenty of fine tannins as well. - Rob Walters

Like all of France's greatest winegrowers, father and son Jean-Hughes and Guilhem Goisot work tirelessly in their vineyards to produce the highest standards of grapes possible. The vineyards are planted to 10,000 vines per acre as opposed to the regional average of roughly half this density. The viticulture is certified biodynamic and yields are kept very low. They use only homeopathic, natural treatments in the vineyard and harvests are done exclusively by hand, with several passes through the vineyard. In the winery the philosophy is classic 'minimalist' with natural yeasts, a long, slow elevage, minimal fining and/or filtration only if required. Very few, if any, Chablis producers can match these exacting viticulture standards.The wines of Domaine Goisot are for those open minded drinkers who don't drink vineyard names but rather are more concerned with the quality and integrity they find in the glass ‚– in this case they will find a great deal of both. These are intense, textural yet racy, mineral wines with a rich, stony, earthy complexity that speak loudly of the chalky soils that typify the greater Chablis area. Think of everything you would want from a great Chablis producer (i.e, more richness, complexity and breed than you typically find) and you will be on the right track. - Rob Walters

Product Type Wine Red Pinot Noir
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub Region Cotes dAuxerre
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic