Bright yellow color with green highlights.
Mineral and minty notes on the nose, ample in the mouth with floral and delicate fruit flavors. Mineral, sharp and intense.
|Aging:||Aged on the lees for a few months. No Oak.|
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 48 years.
Careful vinification. Minimal intervention in the vinification process. Modern equipment (pneumatic press, thermo-regulated tanks). Each parcel is harvested at full maturity. Destemming, slow press, slow fermentation, egg white fining, malolactic fermentation, aging on the lees.
Pairs well with scallops, grilled fish.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1EE255044CHS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00812 4||1 07 84585 00812 1||$32.95|
"(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
"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
"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
"(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