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Most white Burgundies are made
from Chardonnay, but in Saint-Bris,
Sauvignon Blanc reigns.
What You Need To Know
The same minerally, chalky soils
that make Burgundy the world’s greatest region for Chardonnay
also make it a terrific home for Sauvignon Blanc. What little there
is of Burgundian Sauvignon Blanc grows in the tiny Saint-Bris
district, which is itself part of Chablis, Burgundy’s northernmost
outpost. Chablis’s cooler weather yields especially fresh, steely
wines—a quality that’s clear in this brisk, unoaked white. It’s
made by Simonnet-Febvre, who’ve been in Chablis for 173 years.
For most of its history the firm specialized in sparkling wines,
but it has branched out into still wines in recent years with
Bright, fresh citrus scents
and a hint of bell pepper.
Supercrisp and fruity, with
zesty lemon and fig notes.
As an aperitif or with food,
Salads and green vegetables,
tangy fresh cheeses, light