SAINT-VÉRAN "LES MURES"
The chic and sweet classics
Les Mures: rather than an allusion to the berries of the bramble (« the blackberries »), it is necessary to see, as for the climate The Morats still in Davayé (and the wine village of the Côte de Nuit Morey), the reference to salient rocks (of a latin term * MURR- « prominent rock » which also gave moraine).
Visits and tasting by appointment from Monday to Saturday. Please, make an appointment here.
Type of vine: Chardonnay
Average age of the vines: variable, from 15 to 85 years old
Soil: clay loam from the beige marl of the Lias, lot of limestone
Exposure and slope: the greater part in steep north-facing slope (240 to 270 meters of altitude, 30 to 35% slope), the hillside low slope facing north
Grape harvesting: manual
Racking: from 24 to 36 hours, static, cold
Alcoholic fermentation: the steepest part in thermo-regulated oak barrels to reveal the aromatic complexity, the lower part of the plot in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats to enhance the fruit. Locale yeasts in both cases
Malolactic fermentation: full and spontaneous
Aging: in the winemaking container, on lees, for 10 to 12 months
Bottling: before the following grape picking
Its color is straw yellow, limpid and shiny. The nose is of a beautiful intensity and has aromas of stewed apple, hawthorn and acacia. The palate is beautiful, round and smooth, with a lingering finish.
Storage time: may be drunk between 2 and 7 years
Drink with: white fish, dumplings, chicken liver cakes, filet mignon, dry goat cheeses…
Awards and press review
– 88/100 (Bronze) Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
– 16/20 Le Point Magazine – N°2401 Spécial wines publication – September 2018