The Saint-Véran AOC, which was granted in 1971, lies in the south of the Mâconnais vineyard district, forming a belt around the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. As it is often the case in Burgundy, the AOC embraces a number of villages from Prissé and Davayé lying to the north of the Rock of Solutré to Leynes, Chasselas, Chânes, part of Solutré-Pouilly and (of course) Saint-Vérand itself all lying to the south. The soils, ideally suited to the Chardonnay, produce only white wines.
The Saint-Véran colour is that of very pale yellow gold, brilliant and crystal-clear. The nose develops subtle fruit aromas (peach, pear) or acacia, honeysuckle and bracken, often over notes of fresh almond, hazelnut, cinnamon, butter,
and sometimes honey. Exotic fruits are sometimes present, as are citrus notes (orange peel). On the palate, this white wine is dry and well-rounded, mineral (gun-flint) and lively from the first attack. Acidity and fatness come increasingly into play. The structrure is harmonious, fresh and round.
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