Bailly-Lapierre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy?!? Mais, oui!
The Saint-Bris appellation (North Burgundy) covers a surface of 100 hectares surrounding the village of Saint-Bris-Le-Vineux, on the right bank of the river Yonne.
Saint-Bris became an Appellation Villages in 2003. It is the Sauvignon Blanc, whose sole Burgundian outlet is as the Appellation Controlé of Saint-Bris, which gives its famous character. Located just 4 miles from Chablis, in the village of Saint-Bris-Le Vineux, the soil is all limestone.
Vinification and Maturation: The grapes are harvested as soon as they reach the most desirable level of maturity expected for the vintage. They are pressed on arrival at the press-house. The juices are settled cold before the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, in order to preserve vivacity and aromas. The wine spends 4 months on its lees before it is bottled.
Tasting notes: Pale gold color, limpid and brilliant wine. The bouquet offers a blend of white fruits with a hint of fresh herbs. On aeration, the aromatic palette gives a floral and fruity style with a hint of citrus and blackcurrant flowers. In the mouth, it is fresh with a delicate touch of minerality with the richness of white fruits. Floral and fruity in the end.
Food pairing :It is greedy wine of the summer months. Served lightly cool, this wine is the perfect aperitif. It also suits marvellously to asparagus, seafood and fresh and semi-dry goat cheese.