Producer: Domaine Grand Roche
Saint Bris le Vineux is a small village in the north-western part of Burgundy located 16 km from Chablis and eight kilometres from Auxerre. Although Chardonnay is renowned as the main white grape variety grown in Burgundy, uniquely St Bris is the only village in Burgundy where elegant and floral Sauvignon Blanc wines are produced. It is here, in Saint Bris Le Vineux that in 1987 owner and winemaker Erick Lavallée established Domaine Grand Roche. He has recently been joined by his daughter Caroline and son, Clement. The property comprises 22 hectares of vineyard spread between Chablis and Auxerre and produces a small quantity of Saint Bris as well as clean and fresh Chablis, blended from different parcels on the private estate for complexity and balance.
Fresh, bright aromas of citrus fruit and floral notes are elegantly enveloped in subtle, smoky mineral notes. Crisp on the palate, with refreshing, vibrant white fruits complemented by a hint of butter, good structure through to a dry, mouth-watering finish.