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

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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 apéritif or with smoked salmon or a whole grilled fish.

Region: Burgundy

Price: About $13

Style: Dry and aromatic

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

Where to find it: Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463, http://www.missionwines.com; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.

irene.virbila@latimes.com

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