SAINT-VÉRAN "LES CHATENAYS"
A voluptuous wine with a fiery youthful soul!
The Chatenays comes from the Latin «castenetum», meaning a chestnut grove. Although they are common in Morvan, chestnut trees are rare on limestone plateaus.
Visits and tastings by appointment from Monday to Saturday.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface area of the plots: 1 hectare
Average vine age: 15 years
Soil: Sandy clay on the surface level and limestone clay in depth (Chasselas is situated on the border between the Mâconnais and the Beaujolais regions).
Exposure and gradient: south-west facing, 390 to 400 m above sea-level with a 25 à 30 % gradient
Harvest: by hand
Settling: cold static for 24 to 36 hours
Alcoholic Fermentation: in thermo regulated stainless steel vats around 18°, wild yeasts
Malo-lactic Fermentation: spontaneous and complete
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel tanks, on the lees, without racking or batonnage
Bottling: in the spring following the harvest
Pale yellow, clear and bright. The Chardonnay expresses its characteristic aromas of white fruits (apple, pear), citrus and white flowers. The palate is balanced, elegant, with a refreshing finish.
Aging Potential: drink within the first 3 years after bottling
Dish Pairings: scallops, white fish, goat’s cheese
– 15/20 Magazine « Le Point » – N°2401 Spécial Vins – September 2018