Another unique house specialty, Jean-Pierre planted the infamous Gouges Pinot blanc clone, a wild white mutation of Pinot Noir, some 18 years ago in the cool, sloped lieu dit les Argillats that sits directly in the Combe de Nuits valley. Unless i’ve misunderstood, he and Gouges are the only two who bottle this unique genetic patrimony. The combination of its SE exposure, cool wind from the Combe, and the high amount of active limestone in the soil here makes for a wowie zowie good bottle of singular white Burgundy, as Pinot Blanc’s richness and broad aromatic range proves to be dazzling here, with both limestone intimations aromatically and in the mouth to render it even more complete and dynamic. This is a crowd pleaser and then some, for both geeks and good ol’ fashioned drinkers….
2016 Jean Pierre Guyon Nuits Saint Georges Pinot Blanc