Saint Veran La Bruyere 2019 Domaine Saumaize
Stylistically this represents a sort of halfway house between Macon Blanc and Pouilly Fuisse. This has the floral quality of a Macon Blanc but with greater body and extract. Classic Maconnais Chardonnay at its best. The lieu-dit En Pommard, in St. Veran, is sappy and concentrated with a crisp, rounded dry fruitiness. 13.0% abv 2014.
Guy and Annie Saumaize run this 10-hectare estate with passion and total dedication. Guy's other job is growing young vines for other growers (pepinieriste) and, as you can imagine, he takes viticulture very seriously. Careful selection of grafts to match the correct soil-type is somewhat of a speciality and this, coupled with some meticulous wine-making, ensures wines that have vivid fruit flavours and excellent concentration.
Both the St. Veran and Macon Davay‚ wines are the result of amazing attention to detail in the vineyard.