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Wine of the Week: 2009 Domaine Bersan Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc

Aug. 5, 2011 - 18:05 By
Say what? A Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy? Under $15?

I was skeptical. But when I tasted the 2009 Saint-Bris from Domaine Bersan, I understood why Saint-Bris is the only appellation in Burgundy where the required grape is Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and bone dry, Bersan’s Saint-Bris has an enticing minerality and a light touch of citrus. Perfect summer drinking at an incredible price for the quality.

Bring on the oysters! Serve it as a cool refreshing aperitif or with smoked salmon or a whole grilled fish.
Serve 2009 Saint-Bris from Domaine Bersan as a cool refreshing aperitif or withsmoked salmon or a whole grilled fish. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

● Region: Burgundy

● Price: About $13

● Style: Dry and aromatic

● What it goes with: Oysters, smoked salmon, grilled fish

By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times

(McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)