Joseph Drouhin - Saint-Véran - Blanc - 2021
Country / Region: Mâcon
Name: AOP Saint-Véran
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2022 (RVF)
Estate rated 4 stars in the Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2023
Wine rated 92/100 by our Committee !
Wine:The 2021 white Saint-Véran is a fresh and charming wine. The maturation without the addition of wood gives it an energetic and lively structure that brings it closer to a Pouilly-fuissé; the tension and the roundness are perfectly combined with ripe aromas of fruit and a radiant floral tone. This is a beautifully taut Chardonnay, with ripeness on the edge but which gives it relief and dynamism; a wine that is not at all extravagant! Ideal at the beginning of a meal, with dry cheeses or seafood.
Vinification:Purchase of grapes from regular and monitored wine growers.
Slow pressing, 6 to 8 months maturation in vats.
Color:Bright gold with good intensity.
Nose:Very typical perfume of chardonnay, marked by notes of almond, butter and a beautiful minerality.
Palate:Dynamic and tense, this wine offers a palate of beautiful maturity, endowed with a beautiful floral tone.
Temperature:To be decanted before serving between 10 and 12°C, in Royal Glass : Gran Ultima.
Food and wine pairing:Aperitif, dry cheese, seafood platter.
Cellar aging:From now until 2028, and even more for enthusiasts.
One of Burgundy’s flagship wineries, adored by pinot noir aficionados around the world, Joseph Drouhin is still managed by the same inventive and dynamic family. Its quality is unmatched and the estate has earned the well-deserved recognition of obtaining two stars in the prestigious RVF Guide, which places it among the best french wines.
Adhering to organic and biodynamic winemaking and precise vinification, this estate is a label of excellence. One of the greatest in Burgundy that brings the same passion and level of excellence to each wine, from the “simple” Village to the Grand Cru.