Village appellation from the Mâconnais region, embracing a number of villages from Prissé and Davayé lying to the North of the Rock of Solutré to Leynes, Chasselas, Chânes, part of Solutré-Pouilly and (of course) Saint-Vérand itself all lying to the south.
The appellation area spreads over 703 ha and produces only white wines.
The white Burgundie's king variety offers various sensations depending from the origin, the vintage or the vines age.
The appellation is split in two by its cousin Pouilly-Fuissé, and belongs to the same chain of hills as the Solutré rock. There, the soil is made of fossiliferous limestone that so perfect to grow Chardonnay. Depending on the slope, the terroir will be also made of grey marls (vineyards of Chasselas and Leynes) or marly limestones (vineyards of Prissé and Davayé. There are also in some vineyards, lots of “chailles” (clay with flint) that are very characteristic of the region.
Wine and food pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, with hors-d’œuvres, delicate cooked meats, oysters, shellfish and fish.
Serve ideally between 10° and 12°C / 50°-54°F
As the wine gets older, the temperature of service will be slightly higher to enjoy all the aromas (not under 13°C -55°F)