Domaine Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot

Tucked away in the small village of Saint-Bris between Chablis and Auxerre, Domaine Goisot really deserves to be better known. The single-vineyard Chardonnays are a revelation: Gueles de Loup is based on Portlandian limestone and chalk soils which give a linear, ciselé expression, with quinine, bitter lemon notes and savoury complexity. Biaumont is on similar soil but with a sunnier south/south-west aspect with more brown clay, lots of limestone and ammonite fossils. It is more textural – nutty, sculpted, saline with a high-tension mineral spine. A touch richer with terrific drive.

“Price tag notwithstanding, these wines deserve a higher profile and the truth of the matter is that quality is shoulder-to shoulder with far more famous labels…delicious, complex and thought-provoking wine does not only come from the most famous areas, especially when winemakers are as talented and dedicated as Goisot.” Neal Martin

“No one but no one delivers more quality for the price than Goisot.” Allen Meadows, Burghound

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    St-Bris, Auxerrois, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    30ha

  • Winemaker

    Jean-Hughes Goisot

  • Established

    1979

  • Cultivation

    Organic (certified 2001) biodynamic (certified 2005)

  • Website

    ="http://www.goisot.fr/">http://www.goisot.fr

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Saint Bris Sauvignon Exogyra Virgula Sauvignon Blanc - Kimmeridgian with fossilised oysters (Exogyra Virgula) -
Saint Bris Corps de Garde fie gris Fié Gris - - -
Bourgogne Aligoté Aligoté 40 & 92 year old vines Barremien soils (dense clay wi -
Bourgogne Chardonnay Côtes d'Auxerre Chardonnay - - -
Bourgogne Chardonnay Gueules de Loup Chardonnay - - 1ha
Bourgogne Chardonnay Biaumont Chardonnay Vines between 32-48 years old Brown clay, limestone & ammonite fossils -
Bourgogne Chardonnay Gondonne Chardonnay - Portlandian limestone & chalky soil 1ha
Bourgogne rouge Côtes d'Auxerre La Ronce Pinot Noir - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

White & Red wines

  • Low yields
  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Élevage in stainless steel, 600l demi-muids & barrique, depending on cuvée