This is made from a grape that's indigenous to the area, known as Aligoté. It offers a wholly different character to Burgundy's Chardonnays, but when made as well as this one, offers real varietal character and a complexity all of its own.
This one is made by domaine Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, who are situated in a lesser known area called Saint-Bris, that sits just south west of Chablis. The domaine has been around since the 15th century, and they are Demeter certified, which means they follow strict biodynamic practices.
This Aligoté has wonderful aromas of Pear, citrus and walnuts. On the palate, it has a well integrated acidity that brings with it undertones of citrus and apple, which is overlayed by pair and nutty characters. It has a rich textural mouth feel and a wonderful fresh and uplifting stoney minerality that shines through on the finish. A wonderful accompaniment to soft cheeses, seafood and vegetable based dishes.