2018 Domaine Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Corps de Garde Rouge

Vibrant and structured Pinot Noir from a little known Burgundy great. A must try for Burgundy value hunters.

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Drawn from three plots of biodynamically grown old-vine Pinot, all located on the limestone slopes of Cote d’Auxerre.

A ripe and expressive nose bursting with vibrant cranberry fruit leads to a darker palate of black fruit and earth, there is plushness in the middle, but the firm savoury tannins give a serious and persistent close.

Simply unmissable value for Red Burgundy drinkers.

Biodynamic. Goisot’s Corps de Garde Pinot is drawn from three mature plots (40 to 70 years old) in Côte de la Ronce/Haut de la Ronce, Côte de Tue Chien and Gueules de Loup. These vineyards are on slopes of Kimmeridgian limestone, mixed with both red-brown and white clays.

All the grapes were destemmed and there was no pigeage. Macerated and vinified in open wood fermenters, this wine was then transferred to 300-litre Burgundian barriques (20% new, with the remainder between one and five years old), for 12 months.

89 Points - “The 2018 Bourgogne-Côtes d’Auxerre Corps de Garde has a fresh, marine-tinged bouquet of pure red currant and cranberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied and rustic with a firm backbone, and compact on the finish, which veers toward more black fruit.”- Neal Martin (Vinous)

90 Points - Outstanding. “A very ripe yet agreeably fresh nose combines notes of poached plum, spice and earth wisps. The exceptionally rich medium-bodied flavors possess a suave mid-palate mouth feel that contrasts somewhat with the rustic but seductive bitter cherry and mildly austere finale. This is seriously impressive for its level and recommended, particularly so for value.”- Allen Meadows (Burghound)

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