Sauvignon de Saint Bris
The village of Saint Bris le Vineux is in the valley of the Yonne River located between Auxerre and Chablis. The appellation Saint Bris includes 100 hectares.
The grape variety used in this wine is an exception because it is the only Burgundy wine to be produced from SAUVIGNON 100 %
Kimmeridgian and Portlandien made during the Jurassic period when the sea was covering a big part of the "bassin parisien".
After a mechanical harvest, bunches are pressed with a pneumatic press, the juice is fermented in tank with temperature control. There is no malolactic fermentation. The wine is left on the lees during several months. Slow natural sedimentation.
Tasting notes: the balance between all the elements and especially alcohol and acidity is good.
The wine expresses the variety's flavours and the quality of the terroir. The aromas' complexity with mineral and the grape flavours is well balanced in the nose and in the palate. It is delicious at any time, with seafood, fish or "chêvre frais" (goat cheese).
Serve cool, not chilled.
At its best: 1 to 3 years.
- Médaille d'Argent Concours des Grands Vins de France MACON 2008
- Burgundia d'Or
RESTAURANTS in Guide Michelin where this wine is served
- L'Espérance Marc Meneau à Vézelay (89)
- La Grenouillère à Montreuil sur Mer (62)
- O ‘ Flaveur à Douvaine (74)