Joseph Drouhin St Veran 2012

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SKU 23125


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.
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation Maconnais
Brand Joseph Drouhin
  • wa85-87

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Saint-Veran demonstrates a little more mineralite on the nose than the Macon-Lugny, with fume scents emerging with aeration. The palate is nicely balanced with crisp acidity, although the Macon-Lugny '12 is prettier and expresses more personality on the finish. This is a very fine Saint-Veran. Veronique remarked that it was Chablis where sunburn or "grillure" was most spectacular. "The heat on the 23rd of August left one side of the berries tinged brown while the other side was unaffected," she commented. Veronique explained that all the Chablis went through malo-lactic fermentation, and the village and premier crus were raised in stainless steel while the grand crus were raised in 3- to 5-year-old, 500-liter barrels to allow a little micro-oxygenation.

Neal Martin, December 2013