Chablis is one of the best recognized wine regions and styles of the world, and La Chablisienne is a quality and volume leader in the production of wines from this famous corner of northeastern France. Situated approximately half way between Paris and Beaune, the winegrowing region of Chablis totals over 20,000 acres of vineyard grown in areas surrounding 20 different villages. La Chablisienne accounts for about 25% of this vineyard acreage, and is the only producer to make wine from each of these 20 villages. Originally founded in 1923, this cooperative winery produces an extensive and renowned line-up of Chablis wines which are widely exported to virtually every major wine market around the world. This name is not just famous for the important volumes of wine it produces, but also for continuing to set new benchmarks for quality and style. Emphasizing the importance of terroir by producing wines climat by climat (carrying out fermentations in small lots, plot by plot) La Chablisienne carries out its production in a way more typical of much smaller artisan producers..
2016 SAINT-BRIS SAUVIGNON BLANC
Saint-Bris is the only sub-region within Burgundy permitted to grow and produce wines from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. This unique wine expresses a distinctly mineral version of Sauvignon Blanc with electrifying bright acidity, taut citrus fruit flavours delivering immense drinking pleasure. Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, the resulting wine is all about freshness and pure fruit flavours.
This delightful and refreshing expression of Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited to dishes featuring white fish, poultry and shellfish. It also offers a crispy counterpoint to richer dishes like pasta with cream sauce or risotto with asparagus.
“The Saint-Bris appellation holds the unique distinction of being the only Burgundian AC permitted to be planted with, and to produce, Sauvignon Blanc. Not surprisingly, these crisp wines exhibit impressive, characteristic minerality along with lemon citrus, gooseberry and grass notes. This – ‘the other white Burgundy’ – offers fascinating insight into both the region and the variety. A real favourite with white fish in a lemon-dill sauce.”
–LCBO Vintages Tasting Panel
Producer: La Chablisienne
Wine: Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: Burgundy, France
LCBO #: 641753
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