Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : The Saint Véran vineyards are located in the very South of the Maconnais area on the communes of Saint Vérand, Chânes, Chasselas, Leynes, Prissé and Davayé.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Refreshing aromas of citrus fruit and peach mixed with fresh almonds. Delicate minerality. Well-structured and well-crafted. Well-shaped minerality and well-integrated acidity. Long and refreshing aftertaste.
Food pairing : Charcuteries, sea-food, fish, snails as well as some goat cheeses.