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.
Jurassic soil of kimmeridgien clay with fosilized oyster shell "Exogyra Virgula"
The vines are farmed biodynamically and the grapes are harvested by hand.
The wine is vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel vats using native yeasts. The wine is aged on its fine lees.
Aged in stainless steel.
30,000 bottles annually
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.
The 2018 Saint-Bris Exogyra Virgula is one of the most distinctive wines in the range. Intense floral and savory notes give the Exogyra Virgula its deep, pungent signatures. Sage, mint, dried herbs and citrus peel are finely woven together in this crisp, bone-dry Sauvignon Blanc.
(from sauvignon blanc vines planted in Kimmeridgian soil; Exogyra Virgula refers to the fossilized tiny oysters that are in the shape of a comma). A fresher and slightly cooler nose is still notably ripe with its aromas of mineral reduction, citrus peel and lemon grass. The tighter and better delineated flavors possess a subtle minerality as well as a drier and slightly firmer finish. (87-90)/2022+
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