The finest wines from the Côte Chalonnaise are known for their effortless beauty, with delicate aromas, fruit-driven flavors and silky textures. Burgundy from Domaine Michel Sarrazin et Fils both exemplifies this elegant style and sets an even higher standard for the region—each cru is unquestionably the finest in its class, yet still offers exceptional value.

Visiting the family’s ancient estate in Jamblès, a hamlet of some 50 residents, is a bit like going back in time. The family’s winemaking roots run deep here, as there’s been a Sarrazin growing grapes and making wine in this peaceful valley as far back as the seventeenth century.

Estate vines sit at the forestline in ‘Les Grognots,’ at some 1,200 feet in altitude near the hamlet of Russilly, facing south. Soils combine limestone and clay, with thin topsoil.

The wine is hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged 50% in tank and 50% in new Francois Freres oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Aromas of wildflowers, lemon zest, white fruits. Fresh and light, with good mineral energy; flavors of white fruit and citrus. Pait with French charcuterie; fresh river fish; shellfish.