2018 Domaine Goisot Saint-Bris Corps de Garde Blanc

A unique and exceptional value from Burgundy made from the unusual Fie Gris grape. Peach, grapefruit and stem ginger with a wonderful waxy texture.

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Fie Gris (Sauvignon Gris), a low yielding cousin of Sauvignon Blanc, had been all but abandoned in the Auxerre region but the Goisots believe firmly in the quality of the variety and their Biodynamically farmed Fie Gris vineyard is a rare delight.

Stone fruit and pithy grapefruit take the lead but there is earth, ginger and spice too. The texture is all Burgundy, simultaneously waxy and creamy with a long cool finish. Exceptional value and a joyful discovery for Burgundy lovers.

Fié Gris used to be a much more commonly planted variety around Auxerre, but its fickle, low-yielding nature (on average it yields 35-40% less than Sauvignon Blanc) sealed its fate. Luckily for us, the Goisots have persevered and today, their old vines of Fié Gris flourish in the rich, red-brown clay and limestone soils of the Côte de la Canne, Cornevin and Moury vineyards.

It’s always one of Burgundy’s leftfield gems, and Goisot has nailed this release.

93 Points - “The 2018 Saint-Bris Corps de Garde has some of the most expressive and open aromatics of Goisot’s 2018s, featuring white peach, grapefruit, kiwi fruit and light fumé scents. The palate is beautifully balanced, with a waxy texture, expressing the Sauvignon Gris to full effect on its stem ginger and rhubarb-tinged finish. Seductive, but I would love to revisit it with bottle age.”- Neal Martin (Vinous)

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