Chardonnay Day with 2008 Domaine Ghislaine and Jean-Hugues Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre

This afternoon as I sat in my increasingly hot office, which lacks any and all temperature control, I pondered which Chardonnay I would enjoy when I got home.  It is after all Chardonnay Day, though I have absolutely no idea of who created this worldwide event.  I was torn between Hamilton Russell from South Africa or a sparking Chardonnay from Argentina.  In the end, France won out and I opened a fantastic bottle from biodynamic producer Domaine Goisot, whose Sauvignon Blanc from Saint-Bris I reviewed last September. Although their vineyards are just outside of the Chablis designation, Domaine Goisot’s vineyards still impart their wines with characteristics similar to the famed appellation as to be confused.

Clear golden yellow. Bartlett pear, red apple, and minerality come across in both the nose and palate. The wine is full-bodied and rich with great depth. The medium plus acidity lingers and leads into a long, mineral-laced finish. This is a wine you definitely want to try!

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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