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Saumaize-Michelin St. Veran Les Creches
Domaine Saumaize-Michelin
France - Burgundy - Macon Vergisson

The vines for Les Creches are situated in Davayé and planted on limestone based soils with a good amount of soft chalk. It is a blend from grapes from two different parcels; one 40 years old and the other over 60 years. The older vine brings subtlety and depth, and the younger vine bring minerality and freshness.

Elegant and fruity nose supported by a good minerality. Round, rich, fresh and well balanced. Luscious honey and citrus flavors with hints of butter and a delicious citrus finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Macon Vergisson
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
35-60 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
limestone with chalk
Vinification
100% barrel fermented; 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 12 months in 228L French oak barrels. Batonnage once every 10 days for 9 months while aging on the fine lees.
Pairings

Veal Stew (blanquette de veau), Vacherin Cheese

Reviews and News

2017 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2017 Saint-Véran Les Crèches has a wonderful, expressive bouquet of yellow plum, mirabelle and Golden Delicious apple, underpinned by a subtle mineralité. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity and real flintiness coming through toward the finish, which shows great persistence. Saint-Véran at its best. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2019), 92 pts

 

2017 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 91 PTS - WA

2017 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"From rocky soils high in active limestone, the 2017 Saint-Véran Les Crèches unfurls with scents of citrus fruit, crisp yellow apple and a deft touch of new oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and textural, with considerable concentration, a bright spine of acidity and a long finish. This is a muscular wine this year, and it should evolve with interest for a decade. - William Kelley"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #244, August 2019), 91 pts

 

2016 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Bright medium yellow. Ripe apple and white peach aromas are complicated by cooler notes of menthol and white pepper. In a fleshy, smooth style, conveying a fine-grained texture to its orchard fruit and apple flavors. This wine is from a southeast-facing site on degraded powdery calcaire at the foot of La Roche de Vergisson, which Christine Saumaize says produces wines that are light and full at the same time. Finishes dry in a positive way, with some youthfully stony bitterness to resolve. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2017), 89 pts

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2015 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 88-90 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 88-90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(just racked and sulfured but still has about 60% of its malic acidity; Saumaize will filter the wine and add a bit more SO2 than usual, noting that he doesn't have any choice): Cool aromas of mirabelle, menthol, citrus fruits and ripe apple. Fat and powerful in the mouth, with a distinct malic note to the apple and spice flavors. Finishes saline and long. This wine will need a year or two in bottle to harmonize. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (October 2016), 88-90 pts

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2014 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WS

2014 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"A pure, lemon-drenched white, backed by apple and honey accents. Vibrant and lush, presenting fine balance and a lingering, focused finish. Drink now through 2018. 150 cases made. –BS"
- Wine Spectator (June 30th 2016), 90 pts

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2014 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"(assembled in cuve, on its finings; from vines in Davayé on what is essentially a prolongation of the hillside from La Roche, but east-facing, at lower altitude and on "softer rock"): Pale yellow-green. Lemon, lime and crushed rock on the nose, along with hints of licorice and spearmint. At once thick and crystalline in the mouth, with good density and a hint of sweetness leavened by firm acidity and underlying chalky character. Still a bit tart but finishes with noteworthy intensity and lift. This wine will be bottled without filtration. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Vinous (December 2015), 88-89 pts

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2013 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WE

2013 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Initially soft, the wood and the ripe fruits of this wine develop slowly in the mouth. Then it becomes rich, generous, although with great acidity from the green plum and pink grapefruit freshness. A balanced wine, it will develop well into 2016 and can be drunk now. - RV"
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2015), 90 pts

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2011 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WA

2011 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 90 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 90 Pts"The 2011 Saint Veran Les Creches offers attractive pear and nectarine scents on the delineated nose. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a crisp citric thread and a nicely poised, harmonious finish. This is a well-crafted Saint Veran surfeit with joie-de-vivre. Delicious! - NM"

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts

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2011 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89-91 PTS - Burgound.com

2011 Saumaize Michelin St Véran Les Crèches - 89-91 PTS - Burgound.com

"An intensely floral nose benefits from the added breadth of apple, pear and citrus peel scents. The appealingly rich and round middle weight flavors possess plenty of palate coating dry extract before terminating in a vibrant and persistent finish that delivers fine cut and punch.

Allen Meadows' Burgound.com, 89-91 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Saumaize-Michelin

Saumaize-Michelin was founded in 1977, when Roger Saumaize received 4 hectares of vineyards from his father. Roger had grown up in the vineyards and began working them at age 14. ...
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