Guilhem & J-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d'Auxerre Pinot Noir Rouge 2015
Pinot Noir. This is simply outstanding for its level. The fruit is drawn from five lieux-dits on Auxerre's clay/limestone hillsides (80% Kimmeridgian soils, 20% Portlandian) and vine age is between 10 and 30 years old. The wines are fermented via wild yeasts in large tronconique shaped, oak fermenters and are then aged on lees, again in large oak, before being blended and bottled unfiltered. Only a very gentle pumping over and no punch downs (which was formerly the methodology). From very low yields, this is bright and super energetic with loads of deep cherry, anise and bitter chocolate notes and a long, fresh, smoky close with very fine tannins. My notes include the words, "Brilliant for the $$$. Buy whatever we can get." It's a moot point really as we can never get enough. Don't hesitate.
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