2020 Domaine Goisot Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula Blanc

Burgundy, France

A rare look at Sauvignon Blanc grown in Burgundy. Organically farmed, super-textural. A lovely surprise packet here for Sauvignon drinkers.


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The palate is fresh, vibrant and very saline... Superb.

Neal Martin (Vinous)

About The Wine

It's rare to find Sauvignon Blanc in this part of the world, but this old vine offering from Guilhem Goisot is absolutely worth a look.

From the northern reaches of the region, this is a cool, textural, focused expression of the variety. It shows as something like Sauv-meets-Chablis, with tremendous inward focus and a distinct sense of minerality. Great drinking here from the Burgundian phenom.

About Domaine Goisot

Guilhem Goisot is one of the rising stars of Burgundy, his family vineyards and winery located in the tiny Saint-Bris appellation, not far from Chablis.

Along with his father, the highly-respected Jean-Hugues Goisot, Guilhem is crafting some of the best value wines coming out of Burgundy at the moment. With a heavy focus on biodynamic farming, these wines from lesser-known Burgundian appellations are some of the hottest property in French wine today.

In fact, France’s leading wine guide, Revue du Vin de France’s Classement des Meilleurs Vins de France has Goisot rated higher than all but 2 other producers (both Chablis Cru producers), in the Yonne section of the guide.

If you want high-quality white Burgundy that won't destroy your bank account, these wines are a must-try.

Guilhem Goisot
Guilhem Goisot
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

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 wonderful 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 situated on north-facing slopes (170-200 metres above sea level) that are literally 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, result in a style of wine that has nothing to do with what we tend to associate with Sauvignon Blanc in the west.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Guilhem in the vines
Guilhem in the vines
Burgundy, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2020 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula, which was taken from tank, has a light apple blossom bouquet with a lovely lemon thyme scent. The palate is fresh, vibrant and very saline, delivering good density and flavours of green apple mixed with pear toward the finish. Superb." - Neal Martin (Vinous)


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