Philosophy Located just to the west of Meursault, at a slightly higher altitude, the village of Saint-Romain produces affordable wines that express all of the characteristics of the great white wines of the Côte de Beaune, renowned for being the world’s most prized region for the production of Chardonnay. Our Saint-Romain offers an introduction to the white terroirs of the Côte de Beaune.
Terroir This cuvée hails from the “En Poillange” and “La Périère” plots, located in the southern part of the appellation and facing due east, which allows the grapes to ripen well. The plots’ high altitude (between 320 and 360 m) lends the wine considerable freshness. The marl and limestone subsoil contains some layers of clay, lending minerality to the wine.
Vinfication and ageing The grapes are handpicked and vinified in French oak barrels (20% new oak) at low temperatures using indigenous yeasts for 1 to 3 months. Ageing in the same lightly toasted barrels lasts approximately fifteen months.
Tasting notes Brilliant pale yellow in colour with green highlights. Expressive nose with aromas of white flowers, apricot and peach complemented by a hint of nougat and hazelnut. The palate is full-bodied and complex, allying maturity and freshness with notes of baked goods, candied fruit and yuzu.