Saint Veran - Domaine De La Croix Senaillet - Burgundy - France
Domaine De La Senaillet
A fresh and minerally, organic white from the Mâconnais in southern Burgundy.
The appellation of Saint-Véran lies at the southern end of Burgundy just before you reach Beaujolais and the limestone soils around here are ideal for the crisp and fruity Chardonnays that are the staple of this area. Richard and Stéphane Martin's Saint-Véran is made from fruit of 40 small parcels of vines dotted around the village of Davayé and which have an average age of 45 years. Vinified mainly in stainless steel, a small portion is left to mature in oak barrels. Nicely perfumed aromas with notes of citrus and stone fruits showing through and the peach and nectarine flavours on the tongue are well balanced by a crisp acidity, impressive minerality and delicate vanilla oak as it moves to the long finish.