Perraud - Saint-Veran 2019
Region: Saint-Veran / Macon
Isabelle & Bruno work with the conviction that the only way to farm is with living soils, farmed with a practical and holistic approach, these vines are regularly plowed and never treated with pesticides or herbicides, they understand their future depends on a healthy vineyard that rewards with quality grapes. Organic certification occurred in 2002 and the wines continue to get better and better with intense energy and purity, all of which have made this old vine Chardonnay tremendous value.
The Mȃconnais is one of Burgundies hot spots and far removed from the generic cheap Mâcon-Villages wines of 20 to 40 years ago, now these old vine sites, like Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Fuisse and Cru Mâcon produce wines that easily rival those from the high rent districts in the Cote d'Or.
Fresh and steely this vintage gains textural quality with every sip and ends up feeling luxurious and richly smooth on the medium bodied palate that carries itself with seriousness and grace showing pretty white flowers, white peach, green apple and pear fruits along with a touch of quince and lemon as well as wet rock and the impression of chalkiness and mouth watering saline crisp detail and lingering creaminess.