"Guilhem and Jean-Hugues Goisot have been called the "Pope of St Bris”. They magnify the beautiful terroirs of Auxerre's hills to produce mineral wines with a very beautiful intensity."
The soil in Chablis is known as Kimmeridgean. Located in a sedimentary basin, this low-lying zone was gradually covered by the material that today make up the soil and subsoil of this wine region. One finds subsoils of gray marl which alternate with bands of limestone, sometimes very rich in fossils of Exogyra virgula, a small oyster that is characteristic of the marl from the Middle and Upper Kimmeridgean.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine Goisot is made up of 32 hectares, located in St Bris le Vineux, neighboring the city of Chablis. The domaine has been existing since the 15th century. The Goisots believe that great wine begins in the vineyard, which means a tremendous respect of the nature and the environment. The estate has worked organically since 1993 and is nowadays certified biodynamic. Their goal is to concentrate their efforts on the potential of this terroir.