Few know of the tiny appellation next door to Chablis, permitted to use Sauvignon Blanc in its wines. Saint Bris has only existed since 2003 and this is your chance to sample it. Wonderfully fresh, pure and intense, with lots of citrus character.
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Very pure citrus fruit, grass and fresh herbs. Crisp
Since 1980, Jacky Gilson has been a grower and winemaker in the tiny, forgotten Burgundy region of Saint-Bris. In fact, the appellation was only created in 2003. It lies just 10 miles west of Chablis and is the only one permitted to use Sauvignon Blanc in its wines. Jacky himself grows both Sauvignon and Aligoté in his 40 hectares of vines, specialising in tantalisingly fresh, pure, crisp whites. Hard work in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the cellar makes for very pure fruit whites, big on aromatics and with a core of freshness. Aged on its lees for six months, it has roundness too. Chill and enjoy as an apéritif, with garlicky snails or grilled fish. And from such an exceptional vintage, there is no rush with this wine.
"Wonderfully aromatic Burgundian Sauvignon Blanc! Who'd have thought it. A class white"
Mark Hoddy Buyer