Saint-Bris is a relatively small and relatively unknown recent appellation (created in 2001) in the Burgundy area covering the communes of Chitry, Irancy, Quenne, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux and Vincelottes.
It is notable because the vast majority of white wines in Burgundy are made from Chardonnay with some being made from Aligoté, however this appellation permits only the use of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris, both of which are in this wine.
The de Moors have a vineyard within the Saint Bris boundaries and make this richly-textured Sauvignon Blanc that is highly regarded by aficionados of this grape variety. It is a very rare wine and highly sought after. We only have a very small allocation.
This vintage, however, the de Moor’s have not been able to use the appellation because the appellation rules require that the wine has 4 grams or less of residual sugar.
Due to the warm season the grapes created lots of sugar and the fermentation was not able to convert it all, so the level of sugar came out at 24 grams, therefore they gave it a name where they remain “silent” about the origin! “Sans Bruit” in French translates to “silently” in English. - Importer Note
Alice and Olivier are well known for their pure, natural wines that they craft from small plots in Chablis, Chitry and the little known Saint Bris appellation. Their wines are highly sought-after in Paris and New York so we were delighted when they agreed to release some of their dwindling supplies for Australia.
They have been tending their organic vines near their village of Courgis for over twenty years now. Courgis lies north west of Dijon so it is quite a cold area leading to low yields from the vines. Both Alice and Olivier share the winemaking as they work together to craft these stunning wines.
All the grapes are picked by hand and only natural yeasts are used to ferment the wines which are matured in foudre and oak barrels that are typically one to four years old to ensure that the oak flavours do not dominate the fruit.
These wines sell out very quickly. We only get a limited allocation so there is a 'de Moor season " where you are able to buy their wines. But the season is short! - Importer Note
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