Southernmost Appellation of Burgundy
Saint-Véran appellation produces one of the great Burgundy wines. It is a white wine produced on vineyards with a 65 square kilometers area, approximately, which average annual production reaches 3,900,000 liters. Saint-Véran appellation is located on north, west, and south of Pouilly-Fuissé in Mâconnais sub-region, Burgundy, in the department of Saône-et-Loire of Central France, on steep slopes mainly limestone and marl-limestone whose brown soils are superficial. The area elevation of Saint-Véran appellation ranges in altitude from 250 to 450 meters above the sea level.
Exclusively Made from Chardonnay
This terroir is very favorable to the production of great aging wines from the Chardonnay grape variety. It has the particularity of being divided into two distinct islands, on two slopes of the Solutré range, and it benefits from an East exposure.
In the northern part of the vineyards, the wines are generally round and drink fast enough, while in the southern part they are considered to be more austere and therefore worth waiting in the cellar. They exhale the aroma of fruits, white flowers, even almonds, hazelnuts, and cinnamon for those who can get older in a very bright and bright yellow color. On the palate, they are dry and round and often have a certain minerality. It’s better to serve the Saint-Véran wines at around 11 °C. Also, it is highly recommended to open the Saint-Véran’s wine bottle a few minutes before serving. It is for time to allow it to releases the full of its aroma.
The Saint-Véran appellation was established on January 6, 1971.
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A part of the important features of Saint-Véran appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone or marl -limestone.
- Taste: Well balanced.
- Wine color: White wines with golden color.
- Aromas: Fruits, white flowers, even almonds, hazelnuts, and cinnamon.
- Aging potential: 1 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C
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