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DOMAINE DE LA CREUZE NOIRE - Saint-Veran - Maconnais - France

DOMAINE DE LA CREUZE NOIRE - Saint-Veran - Maconnais - France - 2014

A soft velvety smooth Burgundy from Saint-Véran in souther Burgundy next to Pouilly-Fruisse. Well rounded with a soft texture. White flowers, ripe peach, a touch of almonds, add to the citrus mineral qualities. A fine wine with a long complex finish.

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VINEYARD

The Martin family happily runs their 28 ha of vineyards about the village of Leynes in the Southern end of Mâconnais area, just neighbouring with Northen Beaujolais.Their estate is spread on many AOCs such as St-Véran, Mâcon-villages, Pouilly-Fuissé, St-Amour or Juliénas AOC wines. Like their wines, welcome at the estate is always warm, friendly and highly enjoyable !! Today, the Martins work with their 2 sons, Loic and Geoffrey. They have recently expended their vineyard hold and have also invested in a brand new, spick and span winery.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

St Véran "Grand Vin de Bourgogne"

Total Production:

200,000 bottles in total at the estate

Winemakers:

Dominique Martin

Producer:

Maison Jean Loron

Variant:

750 mL

Average Age of Vines:

35 to 50 years old

Average Vineyard Altitude:

250 meters

Density:

8,500 vines/ha

Production:

40,000 bottles for this cuvée

Sustainably Farmed:

Yes

Harvest Method:

Hand harvesting

Sorting:

Yes

Fermentation and Maceration:

The wine is 100% unaoked. Little use of industrial yeasts just to induce wild yeasts and start up fermenting. The fermentation process takes up to one month to complete. It takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at a temperature in between 16 and 24 °C. Malolactic fermentation is then induced during winter. The wine is then left to mature on fine lees till spring. It is fined with bentonite prior to a first and only racking just before preparing for bottling. It is finally slightly filtered with kieselghur prior to bottling.

Aging:

6 to 8 months in stainless steel vat

Alcohol:

13%

Vintage:

2014

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Chardonnay

SKU:

BU93

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