Sarrazin’s “Sans Nom” comes from two estate vineyards that give different qualities to the wine. First impression is ripe and fleshy, too much for some tastes. Melons, citrus custard and pineapple with medium acidity. On the back palate and finish the wine “freshens up” with more fresh, tangy citrus, green applesauce and a mineral kick. A smooch of new oak smooths any sharp edges that may have been there. I can only think it comes from different vineyard aspects and soils. In the end, this is a delicious White Burgundy to drink anytime.
I so love Rully (from good to great producers like Sarrazin) for delicious, honest, good value Burgundy, both red and white. Centrally located in Burgundy in the Côte Chalonnaise, the soils are a big mix of limestone (for typical Burgundy “tension”) and clay (for body). Also seek out Rully neighbors Maranges, Givry and Mercurey for delicious deals in Burgundy (that said, Rully and Maranges are my two favorites for offering consistent quality).