The 2019 Saint-Bris Moury had been bottled the previous day. It comes from a single vineyard on Portlandian limestone. Dried honey, orange blossom and jasmine feature on a nose that gains intensity with aeration. The palate is well balanced and linear on the entry, offering orange peel and pear, and very harmonious through to the finish, with a persistent spicy aftertaste. Superb. 91 points – Neal Martin, Vinous
Goisot produces two wines from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the Exogyra Virgula and this wine, drawn from a single parcel of 1.3-hectares on Barrois limestone (a Portlandian-era limestone with lots of pebbles and silty clay). This is the richer, more hedonistic of the two wines. As with the Aligoté, you find a far fleshier texture than you may expect of this varietal, accompanied by a spicy, mineral core as well as intense saline and mineral notes.
While Goisot’s Saint-Bris wines do share some attributes with the best of Sancerre, the wines also tend to offer a more overt citrussy, pithy profile, something this layered, chalky and peppery Burgundy has in spades. Vinified in tank only and raised on its fine lees, it’s one of those pulpy yet racy whites that leaves you crying out for a plate of fresh seafood.