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Saint-Véran

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics

The colour is that of very pale yellow gold, brilliant and crystal-clear. The nose develops subtle fruit aromas (peach, pear) or acacia, honeysuckle and bracken, often over notes of fresh almond, hazelnut, cinnamon, butter, and sometimes honey. Exotic fruits are sometimes present, as are citrus notes (orange peel). On the palate, this white wine is dry and well-rounded, mineral (gun-flint) and lively from the first attack. Acidity and fatness come increasingly into play. The structure is harmonious, fresh and round.

Wine Steward’s Tip


Its clean, open attack and its citrussy notes call for dishes which can somewhat mitigate its ardour. An oily fish, poached or simply fried, will play this role, especially as the wine’s range of floral aromas respond splendidly to the fine salty flesh. Variations featuring seafood will also do well, as will risottos containing sea-food or mushrooms whose mellow texture will blend harmoniously with the acidity of the wine. It is also well-suited to goat cheeses, Bleu de Bresse, Comté, Beaufort, and Gruyère.
Serving temperatures: 9 to 11°C for young wines,11 to 13°C for older wines.
 

Situation


The SAINT-VÉRAN AOC, which was granted in 1971, lies in the South of the Mâconnais region, forming a belt around the appellation POUILLY-FUISSÉ.
As it is often the case in Bourgogne, the AOC embraces a number of villages from Prissé and Davayé lying to the North of the Rock of Solutré to Leynes, Chasselas, Chânes, part of Solutré-Pouilly and (of course) Saint-Vérand itself all lying to the south. The soils, ideally suited to the Chardonnay, produce only white wines.
 

Terroirs

The appellation SAINT-VÉRAN is split into two separate islands by its close relative Pouilly-Fuissé. Both occupy slopes forming part of the chain of hills to which the Rock of Solutré belongs. This rocky backbone is made of fossiliferous limestone of the Middle Jurassic. On the Western side are older (lias) rocks covered with grey marls on which the vineyards of Chasselas and Leynes occupy South and West-facing sites. The gentle Eastern slopes are composed of marly limestones on which are found the East-facing vineyards of Prissé and Davayé. At Chânes and Prissé, on the left bank of the little river Grosne, the vines grow on fossiliferous limestones, often overlain by a layer of clay-with-flints with “chailles”.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

Lieux-dits

  • A la Côte
  • A la Croix
  • Au Bois
  • Au Bois de Fée
  • Au Brûlé
  • Au Champ Palisse
  • Au Château
  • Au Clos
  • Au Cota
  • Au Grand Bussière
  • Au Grand Champ
  • Au Mont
  • Au Pommier
  • Aux Barons
  • Aux Bulands
  • Aux Champs Lière
  • Aux Colas
  • Aux Correaux
  • Aux Crays
  • Aux Essertos
  • Aux Grandes Vignes
  • Aux Jean des Moitiers
  • Aux Plantées
  • Aux Tilles
  • Aux Vessats
  • Aux Voisins
  • Bandonneau
  • Bayeux
  • Bossu
  • Bouteaux
  • Champ Meunier
  • Champ Rond
  • Chaponière
  • Chevigne
  • Clos de la Maison
  • Clos de la Maison Neuve
  • Clos Devant
  • Croix de Montceau
  • Croix de Vareilles
  • En Arène
  • En Avonne
  • En Beauvoir
  • En Bergeron
  • En Chailloux
  • En Charlures
  • En Chatenay
  • En Coland
  • En Combe
  • En Crébin
  • En Crèche
  • En Dougi
  • En Faux
  • En Gréfet
  • En Marmouille
  • En Messie
  • En Monchanin
  • En Paradis
  • En Réfort
  • En Rousseau
  • En Surigny
  • En Terre Noire
  • En Varenne
  • Ez Marzes
  • Ez Quarts
  • Grande Vigne
  • Janichon
  • Jully
  • L'Epinglier
  • L'Essard
  • La Barrière
  • La Boisserole
  • La Bonde
  • La Bounode
  • La Bruyère
  • La Combe
  • La Côte
  • La Côte Rotie
  • La Cour des Bois
  • La Croix Rouge
  • La Cuisse à la Vache
  • La Dinde
  • La Feuillarde
  • La Foudrole
  • La Grande Bruyère
  • La Grange aux Buis
  • La Grevette
  • La Louve
  • La Maison Rouge
  • La Planchette
  • La Platière
  • La Rapie
  • La Roche
  • La Tambourte
  • La Verchère
  • Le Clos
  • Le Clos des Poncetys
  • Le Clouzat
  • Le Colombier
  • Le Crouze
  • Le Grand Clos
  • Le Haut de la Roche
  • Le Partisselle
  • Le Poisard
  • Le Pré des Vaux
  • Le Vallon
  • Le Vernay
  • Le Village
  • Les Belouzes
  • Les Bergades
  • Les Bois
  • Les Brosses
  • Les Cailloux
  • Les Carettes
  • Les Carrales
  • Les Caves
  • Les Chaillouxx
  • Les Chantoux
  • Les Chanuettes
  • Les Charmonts
  • Les Chataigniers
  • Les Chatenay
  • Les Chênes
  • Les Colanges
  • Les Colongettes
  • Les Combes
  • Les Condemines
  • Les Copines
  • Les Corgedaux
  • Les Cornillaux
  • Les Crais
  • Les Cras
  • Les Crays
  • Les Creux Bertoux
  • Les Dimes
  • Les Dougys
  • Les Farquets
  • Les Fournaises
  • Les Grands Champs
  • Les Grands Dougis
  • Les Granges
  • Les Jacobins
  • Les Jonchets
  • Les Jyrondelles
  • Les Maillettes
  • Les Maléchals
  • Les Mauvetys
  • Les Molards
  • Les Morats
  • Les Mûres
  • Les Népesses
  • Les Nonjelettes
  • Les Partouts
  • Les Peiguins
  • Les Perrelles
  • Les Perrières
  • Les Perriers
  • Les Personnets
  • Les Philiberts
  • Les Plantes
  • Les Platrières
  • Les Pommards
  • Les Poncétys
  • Les Quatre Poiriers
  • Les Rochats
  • Les Rochettes
  • Les Rollins
  • Les Sables
  • Les Sablons
  • Les Saussemales
  • Les Serreuxdières
  • Les Souches
  • Les Spires
  • Les Valanges
  • Mont de Milly
  • Mont de Milly ou les Liats
  • Mont-St-Pierre
  • Montceau
  • Pré de la Verchère
  • Pré Jaux
  • Saint-Claude
  • Terre de la Maison
  • Vers la Croix
  • Vers la Maison
  • Vers le Bois
  • Vers le Champ
  • Vigne Blanche
  • Vigne de la Fontaine

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DU MÂCONNAIS

  • Information


    Appellation Village of the Mâconnais region (Saône-et-Loire).
    On the label, this appellation may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
    Producing communes: Chânes, Chasselas, Davayé, Leynes, Prissé, Saint-Vérand*, Solutré-Pouilly.
    * The name of the commune is written with a final “d” (Saint-Vérand), omitted in the name of the appellation (SAINT-VÉRAN).
     

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    703.01 ha.
     

Coulour


White wines only - Chardonnay

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