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

This Saint Veran Les Rochats is produced from 50-year-old Chardonnay vines, grown organically on Jurassic-era limestone (Entroque limestone), covered by pebbles that act as a filtering soil. The parcel is southeast facing on half hills. 

Clear golden color with light green reflections. The wine has a rich and complex bouquet with a wide array of aromas: pear, nougat, wild peach and kiwi. The mouth is rich and dense bringing freshness with a nice volume and finishing on a light exotic note.

Specifications
Appellation
Saint Veran
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
50 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
Jurassic limestone mixed with marl.
Vinification
Harvest at optimal maturity. Destemming, slow & soft pneumatic pressing. Slow alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation. Aged 9 months in stainless steel with gentle stirring of fine lees.
Pairings

Pairs well with shrimp risotto, sautéed veal with eggplant.

Reviews and News

2017 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Notes of ripe peach seem to be channelled into a lemony vision of chalk and freshness on the nose of this wine. The palate repeats this dynamic lemony vision on a concentrated palate. Earthy overtones and a sense of generosity and richness are amplified by concentration and gentle power. - Anne KREBIEHL MW"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2020), 90 pts

2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(from vines near the rock of Solutré): Pale yellow. Sexy, open-knit scents of apple, pear and menthol. Ripe, juicy wine with attractive shape and cut to its orchard fruit and spice flavors. Vibrant, sharply chiseled Saint-Véran with a firm, lively finish featuring noteworthy fruity lift. - Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2017), 89 pts

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2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 89 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Croix Senaillet Saint-Véran Les Rochats - 89 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(Bright yellow. Aromas of musky peach, pear and apple come across as considerably riper than those of the estate's 2016s, as at so many other properties I visited in October; still a touch of reduction here. Very, plush and fine-grained, showing more weight than the 2016 version but without coming off as heavy. Concentrated and obviously higher in alcohol than the '16: there's more wine here, as well as a slightly more tropical-fruit character than the '16.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2017), 89 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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