Maison Sarnin-Berrux was founded in 2007. Jean-Pascal Sarnin had left his job in finance in Paris in order to be closer to his family in Saint-Romain. He started by running his own négociant business in the village of Saint-Romain, six kilometres northeast of Meursault. Shortly after he met up with Jean-Marie Berrux who similarly had left his job in advertising in 1999 to gain experience as a winemaker in Arbois for 12 months. He then studied at the wine school in Beaune. Today they operate as negociants with 9 wines in their portfolio producing 15,000 bottles annually. What sets them apart from other negociants in Burgundy, however, is that their wines are all natural, no mean feat taking into account the relatively limited supply of organically grown grapes in the region. This particular Saint-Romain is aged in old oak barrels for 6 months and shows a forward minerality - a hallmark of many of the wines from the area.
A pale golden in colour. Scents of honeysuckle and yellow plums. Straightforward and lively on the palate at first, developing into a ripe and round white with balanced acidity and a lingering finish. Try with pan-fried river trout with a red pepper coulis, salmon with chives and remoulade or crab salad with a Caesar vinaigrette