Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Bourgogne Aligote 2018Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
The Goisot family hails from the small appellation of Saint-Bris, which geographically speaking, is part of Chablis, but was exiled from the appellation after phylloxera. While the history of winemaking in Burgundy dates back centuries, Jean-Hugues Goisot was among Burgundy's earliest fathers of biodynamic viticulture. His son, Guillaume, maintains this rigorous commitment with the family today. The Goisot family knows that in order to be one of the top producers in Burgundy, especially within an appellation that fought long and hard for a share of the spotlight, the wines would need to shine even brighter. They have a firm understanding of the region’s terroir; their wines consistently radiate quality and value.
Aligote is the less popular Burgundy counterpart to Chardonnay, but undeservedly so. Aligote needs less ageing, and is able to be drunk young while many of the regions Chardonnays continue their time in the cellar. This Aligote is aged in stainless steel with a hefty minerality from the clay and fossilized oyster shells below the vines in Saint-Bris.