Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2010


As I’ve mentioned previously, the wine shop by my sister’s house is absolutely fantastic. Whenever I visit her, I make sure to stop in and stock up on bottles that can’t be found in shops near me. I was delighted when I saw Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2010 on the shelf, and even more enthusiastic when the clerk alerted me to the fact that this a small batch wine that sells out rather quickly. I was lucky to have happened upon it! Founded in 1840 by Jean Febvre, a barrel maker, the Febvre family gradually purchased vineyards in some of the best terroirs in Chablis, today the domaine comprises about 9 acres total. Within their Chablis appellation exists Saint-Bris, a tiny island of Sauvignon Blanc amidst all the Chardonnay. Maison Louis Latour, who completely renovated the winemaking facilities with additions such as stainless steel tanks and pneumatic presses, acquired Simonnet-Febvre in 2003.  All of the vineyards were revitalized with the very same sustainable methods utilized in the Latour Domaine in the Côte d’Or.

Pale golden straw in colour, aromas of orange blossom, lemongrass and sea minerals radiated from the glass. Intense, yet delicate and airy flavours of green apple, pear, honeysuckle and subtle citrus were supported by a bright acidity in the light to nearly medium body. Zesty grapefruit and minerally slate elements comprised the racy finish. Friendly and refreshing, this is a fantastic, sunny glass on its own or with light meals and cheeses.
 
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Saint-Bris [Chablis]
France
Bottled by Simonnet-Febvre, Chablis
12.5% Alcohol
$12
Enjoy now thru 2014
 
 

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