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Domaine Guilhem & J-Hugues Goisot Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula Blanc 2021

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Domaine Guilhem & J-Hugues Goisot Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula Blanc 2021
Producer Domaine Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot
Region, Country Saint Bris, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 21944-750

Biodynamic. Sauvignon Blanc. Exogyra virgula is the name of the comma-shaped limestone fossils of ancient shellfish that are so abundant in the soils of this part of the world. Kimmeridgian limestone of this kind brings a beautiful salinity and smoky freshness to the wines of northern Burgundy—a character we readily associate with Chablis and one we can also find in this wine.

The old vines that gift this wine are on north-facing slopes (170-200 metres above sea level) carpeted with exogyra virgula fossils. They are sélection massale vines (as opposed to clones), and this, combined with the pure limestone soils, the farming, and the cooler climate, results in a style of wine that has nothing in common with what we tend to associate Sauvignon Blanc with in the west.

 

Domaine Guilhem & J-Hugues Goisot Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula Blanc 2021

Reviews

“The 2021 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula has an attractive bouquet with scents of white asparagus, smoke and light petrichor scents. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, slightly peppery (as usual) with fine tension towards the finish, if not quite the concentration we have seen in recent vintages. Still, this will drink well for several years.” 89-91 points
Neal Martin, Vinous

Reviews

“The 2021 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula has an attractive bouquet with scents of white asparagus, smoke and light petrichor scents. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, slightly peppery (as usual) with fine tension towards the finish, if not quite the concentration we have seen in recent vintages. Still, this will drink well for several years.” 89-91 points
Neal Martin, Vinous

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