Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2018
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Domaine Perraud
"Until 2005, the Perraud family was one of many making their living from growing grapes for the local co-operative. Encouraged by his parents, Jean-Christophe Perraud, at the age of 24, began to make and bottle wine from the family’s 30 hectares of Bourgogne, Mâcon and Saint-Véran vineyards. Produced from what the Perrauds describe as ‘young vines’ (both the Chardonnay and the Aligoté are on average 18 years old), the wines show remarkable elegance and complexity at modest price tags. Domaine Perraud is a fine example of a young producer striking out on his own with the family’s vineyards to create what will soon be one of the Mâconnais’ most respected domaines.
Jean-Christophe’s Saint Veran Chardonnay is really a cut above the rest and has an attractive clean, green apple fruit character. The Saint-Véran is a step up from hjis other wines, showing extra intensity, creaminess and a lovely acidity on the finish."
Winemaker: Jean-Christophe Perraud
Bright golden yellow in colour with melon and citrus fruits on the nose, and a smooth, round palate that has all the minerality that comes with classic white Burgundy. The St Véran is an elegant, crisp wine balanced by full body and a long fine finish.
Food Suggestion: A natural partner to seafood, especially more meaty white fish.
Closure: Nomacorc ABV: 12%