Saint Veran Maison Auvigue 2016
Richer than Macon Villages, with more evident oak-ageing on the palate, but not clumsy, this wine used to be damned with the soubriquet ‘poor man’s Pouilly-Fuissé. In fact, it’s serious wine in its own right and is THE wine for fish pie.This delicious Chardonnay is golden green in colour with delicate fruity aromas reminiscent of hazelnut and white flowers. The palate is rich and round, with a soft and fleshy character and lively flavours of citrus fruits and white peaches.The grapes are hand-harvested when fully ripe and pressed immediately. The pressing is followed by a 12 hour period of settling, following which the clear juices are transferred to stainless steel containers for fermentation.
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The Auvigue family has been producing wines on this vineyard for generations, with the family name already being associated with the local vineyards in 1629. The family closely follow traditional Burgundian winemaking methods when producing their wines. All the grapes used in their wines are either grown on the estate or purchased from carefully selected growers with each appellation, taking full advantage of the individual characteristics of the fruits grown in each area.