Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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St-Bris was granted full appellation status from the 2001 vintage for its crisp, cool climate Sauvignon (Gris is now allowed as well as Blanc), having been a vdqs since 1974. Total vineyard area in the communes of St-Bris-le-Vineux, Chitry, irancy, Quenne, and parts of Vincelottes south of auxerre and west of chablis had grown to 140 ha/349 acres by 2012. The wine is too obscure to be made with anything other than artisan passion, but it lacks the breed and concentration of great Loire Sauvignon Blanc made to the south west. Being technically Burgundian but made from a decidedly non-Burgundian grape, it is a curiosity.