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Drouhin Saint-Veran 2018

100% Chardonnay planted to the southern end of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais. The appellation Saint-Véran is actually larger than the territory of the commune. The actual village of Saint-Vérand is spelled differently (note the final "d"). Established by decree in 1971, it is the latest appellation in the Mâconnais region and its slopes are comprised of Jurassic limestone, a continuation of the chalky strata found in the Côte d'Or, ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. With yields kept purposely low in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir, these grapes are then pressed very slowly so as to respect the fruit. Juices from the last pressings are not retained. No artificial yeasts or enzymes are used. Aged in stainless steel vats for 6 to 8 month for the truest expression of Saint Veran, the Drouhins give absolute priority to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

"A wine that smiles and makes you smile! It is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk. A pleasant roundness coats the palate. We are still surprised by its precise and intense aromas. The bouquets are extremely pleasing: these wines are rich and finely balanced. Indeed these wines are so attractive and with such good fruitiness that they can be appreciated young.”
Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Tessa's Office
Rochester
507-226-7763

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Liberty Village Wines & Spirits
Stillwater
651-439-3022

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

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