Founded in 1880 by the then 22-year-old Joseph Drouhin, this famous Burgundy Negociant is still family owned today.
Drouhin’s foremost concern is to express the exact character of each terroir. Since 1993 they have worked their vineyards to organic and bio-dynamic principles, “bringing natural answers to natural problems”.
Vine stocks are grown in their own nursery to preserve their genetic heritage and control quality, and vineyards are ploughed by horse with treatments based on herb infusions and the use of natural predators instead of synthetic products. Planting is dense and yields deliberately kept low.
Vinification is traditional using indigenous yeasts and as little technical interference as possible, varied according to the needs of each terroir.
Ageing takes account of the origin of each wine; in the case of the Saint-Véran, in stainless steel vats to enhance fruit and freshness of this wine from the Mâconnais.
The vineyards of Saint-Véran are situated at the southern end of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais.
The soils are Jurassic limestone, a continuation of the chalky strata found in the Côte d’Or, ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes.
The 2016 vintage: Exceptional weather conditions gave a very healthy crop of high quality. White wines show a very pleasant balance and deliver aromas of flowers and ripe fruits.
This wine is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, it’s greenish reflection and its refreshing taste.
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