Auvigue Saint Veran Chenes 2018
Auvigue Saint Veran Chenes has a golden colour that is surprisingly shiny and concentrated. This bottle opens up to opulent woody aromas suffused with yellow fruit and peach. Notes of brioche and delicate vanilla add layers to the aroma and fill the nose. It is rich and round in the mouth, typical Burgundy. The complex notes and interminable length makes this a remarkable dry white wine.
Domaine Auvigue faces the majestic Rock of Solutré, in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Since 1946, the Auvigue family winemaking traditions and expertise have been passed down through the generations. With their rich history, the two brothers Jean-Pierre and Michel are specialists in great Mâconnais white wines. Pioneers in parcel-by-parcel vinification, they produced different cuvées depending on the terroir. They are now passing on their expertise and the estate to their nephew Sylvain.
The grapes were grown in marly limestone around the village of Davayé. The wine is fermented in the Burgundy method and vinification of 1 to 3 wines in barrels (of Allier origin). The wine is aged on fine lees for 9 months, just like a great Pouilly-Fuissé.
This bottle of white goes well with frog legs and salad. Let the frog leg party begin!
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