Our Saint-Veran wines have a refined personality and a somewhat more opulent flavor on the palate. Connoisseurs appreciate them because of their complex bouquet of fruit (peach, pear), white flowers, almond, and honey, accompanied by mineral overtones. Our vineyard plots are ideally suited to Chardonnay, producing elegant designer wines that fully reflect the richness of their terroir and vintage character. Noteworthy recent years at our domaine are 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2001 et 2005, all of which produced marvellous wines. To accompany a special event, an outstanding moment, or a celebration, our Saint-Veran cuvees will not disappoint an experience not to be missed!
In the Glass
When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.
Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.