Corps de Garde 2019 — Pinot Noir
A Wine That
exemplifies in a single sniff why there's a community of Pinot Noir obsessed wine lovers around the world. This is like sticking your nose in a bowl of fresh rose petals, potpourri, raspberries and cherries picked straight from the tree. It's one of the most elegant red wines we've tried in a long time, and we simply can't get enough — a ballet dancer of a wine.
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- Winemaker: Goisot
Where and How?
This comes from the lesser-known northerly segment of Burgundy, the Côtes d'Auxerre, _which due to its slightly cooler temperatures produces a very pretty style of Pinot Noir. The Goisot family vineyards have been farmed organically since the early 90s, and biodynamically since the early 00s.
The Pinot Noir bunches were hand harvested, after which the berries were destemmed. The berries then macerated very gentle for 25 days, with only _remontage carried out (moving the juice from the bottom of the tank to the top), with no punchdowns, to ensure a very gentle extraction and silky tannins. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Goisot
When you think of Burgundy, it’s most likely that your mind jumps to the hallowed grounds of the Côte d’Or, or you may also dream of the delightful, linear expressions of Chardonnay found in Chablis. Nestled geographically next to Chablis, yet contextually closer to the Côte d’Or, you find the vineyards of the Côtes d’Auxerre — home not only to Chardonnay, but also to Pinot Noir, Aligoté and Sauvignon Blanc. It is a unique little jewel of an area, which we’ve been excited to explore further in recent years.
Here, the Goisot family have been tending their vineyards for generations. Their life and work revolved around family, compassion, community and plant-friendly farming. And luckily for us, the wines that are born from their efforts are some of the most compelling wines we’ve had from this part of the world; bottles of purity and transparency.