Vineyard: From 4.38 hectares of vineyard land from the lieux-dits of Cornevin, Cote de la Canne and La Roncie. 50% of the vines are 10-15 years old and 50% are 15-40 years in age.
Orientation: north facing
Soil: Jurassic soil of kimmeridgien clay with fosilized oyster shell "Exogyra Virgula"
Viticulture: The vines are farmed biodynamically and the grapes are harvested by hand.
Vinification: The wine is vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel vats using native yeasts. The wine is aged on its fine lees.
Aging: Aged in stainless steel.
Notes: This Sauvignon de Saint Bris shares many attributes with top bottlings of Sancerre from terres blanches soils, and it is generally cropped at lower yields than all but the very best estates in Sancerre.
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2015 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula has a perfumed bouquet of white flower, broom, fennel and blackcurrant leaf. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, crisp and focused with superb tension, especially given the sappy, saline finish and intense citric aftertaste. Excellent.