Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Hervé Azo Saint-Bris

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.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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