Over the past year or so I have had a fascination with Saint-Bris, the only appellation in Burgundy allowed to produce Sauvignon Blanc and use Chablis on the label. Wines from Saint-Bris tend to have a strong minerality and a core of pure fruit. The Domaine Hervé Azo fits the bill. Despite having been purchased in 2004by Jean-Marc Brocard, the renowned Chablis winemaker, Domaine Hervé Azo continues bear the founder’s label.
The nose has aromas of fresh citrus – primarily lime and grapefruit – and a chalky minerality. As with other wines from Saint-Bris, the Domaine Hervé Azo is restrained and delicate. The lime continues on the palate and there is a light herbal quality. The acidity is bright and lasting, but not overpowering. This is a really clean, straight-forward wine.
At The Vin Bin for $15.99.