Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula 2018Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Geographically speaking, Saint-Bris should be categorized as part of Chablis; but it was exiled from Chablis after phylloxera, ultimately shifting its main variety to Sauvignon Blanc. 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. They grow Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Aligoté in deep chalky soils just east of Chablis. And here’s the meaning behind the bottle’s name: “Exogyra” is an extinct genus of fossil marine oysters dating back to the Jurassic era, deposited deep into the earth under the vines; “Virgula” means comma, referring to the curved shape of the oyster shells. The wine also happens to go remarkably well with oysters.