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Croix Senaillet St. Veran Les Buis
Domaine de la Croix Senaillet
France - Burgundy - Saint Veran   

Produced from a 1.6 hectare single vineyard that enjoys an eastern exposure, resulting in gold color grapes that best express the terroir. Average age of the vines is 50+ years.

Clear gold color with yellow reflections. The nose is appealing with delicate notes of melon, citrus, peach and apricot. Ample in the mouth with floral and delicate fruit flavors. Mineral, sharp and intense.

Specifications
Appellation
Saint Veran
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay
Age of vines
50+ years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Certifications
Ecocert
Soil type
clay & limestone
Vinification
Careful vinification with minimal intervention. Destemming, slow press, slow fermentation, egg white fining, malolactic fermentation, aging on the lees.
Pairings

Pairs well with scallops, grilled fish.

Reviews and News

2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(from a nearly 50-year-old 1.6-hectare parcel on white calcaire; done entirely in cuve): Bright medium yellow. Nose dominated by strong stony minerality. Considerably more saline than the foregoing wines--in fact, almost iodiney--with a ginger element contributing to the impression of vigor. This captivating, fresh midweight finishes dusty and impressively persistent, with an element of brown spices that would complement many Asian dishes. Conveys a strong impression of terroir. (The Martins also made a 2016 Saint-Véran sans soufre Ajouté, but despite showing good energy and salinity in the mouth, as well as a hint of tannins from the oak, it betrayed some oxidative crabapple and cider notes that limited its appeal.) - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2017), 90 pts

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2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 90 PTS - DECANTER

2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 90 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Chalky, mineral aromas - almost Chablis-esque - are joined by tinges of stone fruits, citrus and white flowers. It's pleasingly creamy in texture, with lemon, green apple, stone fruit and a hint of mushroom leading to a tidy, slightly spicy finish."
- Decanter (June 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 91 PTS - WA

2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The 2015 St Veran les Buis has a very attractive bouquet with yellow flowers, a touch of lavender, chalk and citrus lemon, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a brisk, saline entry. It's a lively and tensile St Veran that has a lovely marine element on the finish that instantly makes me want to order a plate of oysters. This is excellent. - Neal Martin"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #232, August 2017), 91 pts

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2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Buis - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(done entirely in cuve): Bright medium yellow. Pungent, musky, reduced aromas of lemon, crushed stone and caraway seed. Tactile, concentrated and quite dry, with its penetrating acidity supported by strong buffering extract. An energetic, structured Saint-Véran with noteworthy rising length. This is not as easy to drink as the Rochats but is a more serious main-course style of white wine that should be paired with more complex dishes.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2017), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine de la Croix Senaillet

This second-generation estate is located in the town of Davayé, in southern Burgundy. The winery was founded by Maurice Martin in 1969. His son, Richard, took over in 1990 and ...
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