Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016! #61
90WS, Wine Spectator's Smart Buy!
"Though rich, this is offset by vivid acidity, creating a nice tension to the lemon, apple and melon flavors. Long and tangy on the finish. Drink now through 2018." - Wine Spectator, 90 points!
"A wine that smiles and makes you smile! It is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk. A pleasant roundness coats the palate." - Winery
100% Chardonnay aged in stainless steel vats for 6 to 8 months.
The actual village of Saint-Verand at the southern end of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais, is spelled differently. Established by decree in 1971, it is the latest appellation in the Mâconnais region. The soil is Jurassic limestone, a continuation of the chalky strata found in the Côte d'Or, ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes.
The yield is maintained purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.