2015 Vins Auvigue Saint Véran Le Moulin du Pont
2015 Vins Auvigue Saint Véran Le Moulin du Pont; Chardonnay from Burgundy,France
Winemaker Notes; Stylistically and geographically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, this Chardonnay exhibits a golden hue, greenish reflection and refreshing mouthfeel. Enticing aromas of tropical fruit and orange marmalade segue to a round, full bodied palate that is vibrant and beautifully structured with notes of fruit lingering on the finish
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn’t like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.
Occupying vineyards to the west and south of the village of Mâcon,France the appellation of St-Véran interweaves with Pouilly-Fuissé, overlapping both the Mâconnais and Beaujolais. St-Véran includes a lot of what was once sold as Beaujolais Blanc. Grown on limestone, St-Véran whites’ ageability and power fall somewhere in between the wines of Mâcon-Villages and Pouilly-Fuissé.
The Auvigue family has been working its vineyard for generations, closely following traditional Burgundy methods. The grapes come from family estates or are carefully selected from the best areas of the Pouilly Fuisse, Saint Veran and Macon appellations. To allow each parcel to remain true to itself, Jean-Pierre and Michel Auvigue always adapt the vinification process to the climate. So the climates of “La Frerie”, “Les Chailloux” or “Les Crays” in the Pouilly Fuisse region are allowed to give their very best.