The Saint-Véran AOC
is a village appellation in the Mâconnais wine region, located in the Saône-et-Loire département, recognized in 1971. The appellation area for Saint Véran wine covers the communes of Chânes, Chasselas, Davayé, Leynes, Prissé, Saint-Vérand and Solutré-Pouilly. As is often the case in Burgundy, the Saint-Véran appellation may be followed by the name of the climat.
The Saint-Véran vineyards are split into two blocks, separated by part of the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards, and cover about 680 hectares.The terroir lies on Jurassic fossiliferous limestones. The Saint-Véran vineyards also take advantage of three different exposures: south, west and east.
The Saint-Véran appellation produces white wines solely from the Chardonnay. The Saint-Véran wines are dry and round with pronounced minerality (flint, gunflint, etc.). On the nose, they develop subtle fruit aromas (peach, pear etc.) and floral notes (acacia, honeysuckle, etc.). They have a harmonious structure underpinned by lovely acidity, as demonstrated in the wines produced by Domaine Chanson Père & Fils, Domaine Guffens-Heynen and Verget.
More informations on the website of the wines of Saint-Véran