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 were handpicked before being vinified in French oak barrels (20% new) at low temperatures under the influence of indigenous yeasts for 1 to 3 months. Ageing took place in the same lightly toasted barrels and lasted approximately fifteen months.
Tasting notes Gorgeous pale yellow in colour with a fresh, bright nose redolent of pear, candied chestnut and fresh mint, opening up to scents of lemon, wild flowers (cowslip, dandelion, nettle) and pollen. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and expansive, boasting lovely maturity while remaining very fresh with flavours evocative of ripe grapes, sugared almonds and caramel. The finish leaves an impression of freshness and minerality, the hallmark of this terroir. This is a very pleasing, accessible wine that is at once ripe, fresh and elegant. Hints of beeswax and barley sugar surface on the finish.