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Clothilde Davenne worked for many years at the large Chablis house Jean Marc Brocard and left to focus on her own domaine in 2005. Located in the village of Prehy, Davenne makes a small range wines from Chablis, but her most interesting bottling is the from the little seen appellation Saint-Bris. The wines from Saint-Bris are 100% Sauvignon Blanc, which are not permitted anywhere else in Burgundy. Grown on soils similar to Sancerre and Pouilly, the wines from Saint-Bris show a strong resemblance to those appellations. Davennne’s Saint-Bris, Vieilles Vignes, which includes fruit vines that are 100 years old, is a fragrant, medium-bodied wine. In the mouth, a core of sweet fruit is framed by strong acidity and minerals. The wine retails for $30, which would put it in the upper tier of Sancerre prices. I certainly think the wine is worth $30, but there are better Sancerre for the price. That should not take away, however, from the high quality and uniqueness of this wine.

 


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02/14/2017 05:04

Clotilde Davenne is something i have tried somewhere but not sure about the place and the name i have tried all i remember is that i liked to have it. it's different than many other products in same category,

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