Saint-Véran Cuvée Prestige Fût de Chêne “Maison Rouge” 2016

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The white gold of Burgundy

An outstanding cuvée with green and gold tints, and fine, floral aromas of white flowers and violets. It opens up widely in the mouth and finishes on vanilla and spice notes.

Saint-Véran Cuvée Prestige Fût de Chêne « Maison Rouge » 2016

 

 

Vine location: village of Prissé : F 71960.
Type of soil: Jurassic clay and chalk soil of quaternary formation which is stony and filtering.
Exposure: South to South-West with maximum sunshine on the hillside.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay.
Vine age: 80 years old.
Training system: simple Guyot with 8 buds maximum, ploughing, natural fertilizing, cluster thinning, yield monitoring.
Harvest: Hand-picking, incoming grapes processed by gravity, cold static settling and press juice selection. Gentle pneumatic pressing.
Winemaking: Alcoholic fermentation achieved in casks for 15 to 30% of the cuvée’s volume, vinification during 11 months in fine grained oak ” pièces ” (Burgundy traditional barrels) ; external yeasts are NOT added. Malo-lactic fermentation entirely completed, ageing on fine lees which are regularly stirred.
Characteristics: The oak ageing allows all the complexity of fully ripe grapes to stand out and provides the balancing vanilla undertones while the other part of the cuvée, being aged in vats, will preserve the fruit aromas. This wine is both powerful and very delicate.
Cellar storing: Cellar storing : 6 to 8 years, but wait a bit to discover it at its best.
Food and wine match: Should be served between 12 an 14°C. Fish in creamy sauce, foie gras, sea-food gratin, Bresse poultry, cream sauce and mushrooms.

 

 

 

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