2017 ST VÉRAN, Terres Noires, Domaine Deux Roches. Burgundy (Half)
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Size of bottle: 375ml
Area: St Véran is a village in the heart of the Mâconnais, in southern Burgundy - the second in the area (after Pouilly Fuissé) to be given its own Appellation. Terres Noires is a single vineyard on the south side of the landmark rock of Solutré, with limestone mixed with black decomposed rock.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay, one third matured in oak barrels for four months.
Producer: Domaine des Deux Roches is one of the very best Mâconnais estates, owned by two families, Collovray et Terrier.
Cellar Potential: Ready now, but will keep 5 years from vintage.
Food Match: This has the richness and depth to match chicken, pork and veal (as well of course as fish / lighter dishes).
Old Bridge Rating: Is this the perfect St Veran? Old vines and careful use of oak have made for a wine that is clearly a big step up from the average Mâcon, but without losing the drinkability that is key to the style.
£12.95 per bottle
£12.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£11.66 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles