2015 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran

Year: 2015
Appellation: Macon
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$15.95

TEXTBOOK FRENCH CHARDONNAY, CLEAN & CRISP, NO OAK!

"A lush yet succulent style, this displays floral, apple, white peach and subtle honey flavors. Balanced, leaving a fresh, cleansing impression on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 8,000 cases imported. -B.S " (WS)

Winery Notes:
Grape Variety : Chardonnay.

Vineyard:
Site: at the southern end of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais. The appellation Saint-Véran is actually larger than the territory of the commune.

History & tradition:
The actual village of Saint-Vérand is spelled differently (note the final "d"). Established by decree in 1971, it is the latest appellation in the Mâconnais region.

Soil:
Jurassic limestone, a continuation of the chalky strata found in the Côte d'Or, ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes.

Viticulture
Plantation density: 8,500 vine stocks/hectare.

Pruning:
Guyot.

Yield:
purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir. Supply: grapes and must purchased from regular suppliers (long term contracts).

"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".