SAINT-VÉRAN "LES CHATENAYS"

A wine full of greedness and spirited youth

The Chatenays comes from the Latin « castenetum », meaning a chestnut grove. Although they are common in Morvan, chestnut trees are rare on limestone plateaus.

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Vines

Commune: Chasselas
Type of vine: Chardonnay
Surface of the plot: 1 hectare
Average age of the vines: 15 years old
Soil: asandy-clay on the surface (the village of Chasselas is located at the limit Mâconnais-Beaujolais), deep limestone clay
Exposure and slope: South West, from 390 to 400 meters of altitude, from 25 to 30% of slope

Vinification

Grape harvesting: mechanical
Pressing: pneumatic
Racking: from 24 to 36 hours, static, cold
Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel vats thermoregulated around 18°C. Local yeast
Malolactic fermentation: full and spontaneous
Aging: 6 months in stainless stell casks, on lees, without tirage
Bottling: in the spring following the grape picking

Tasting

Its color is pale yellow, limpid and brilliant. On the nose, Chardonnay expresses its characteristic aromas of white fruits (apple, pear), citrus fruits and white flowers. The palate is balanced, elegant, with a refreshing finish.
Storage time: may be drunk within 3 years
Drink with: St. Jacques shells, white fish, goat’s milk cheeses…

Awards and press review

2017 vintage:
– 15/20 Le Point Magazine – N°2401 Spécial wines publication – September 2018