Saint-Romain is a village appellation in the Côte de Beaune. The area of appellation covers 97,16 ha of which 59,74 ha are white grapes and 37,42 ha are red. Though it is located at the foot of a high cliff, Saint-Romain sits high up. This was one of the first places where the Celts and Gallo-Romans planted vines in Burgundy.
The vineyards are planted on the gentle slope where the vines thrive in excellent soils. The combination of marls and limestone layered with clay are perfect for cultivating the Chardonnay grape. The vines face south/south-east at altitudes of between approximately 280 and 400 metres.
The grapes in this vineyard were hand-picked and sorted as soon as they arrived in the winery. They were then pressed in a pneumatic press which allows for optimum extraction of the juice without damaging the fruit. Vinification and ageing took place in oak barrels using 20% new oak. The wine was aged on the lees for 14 months with occasional stirring. It was then racked and blended in stainless steel tanks where it remained for another 2 to 3 months to complete the ageing process.
COLOUR : Pale yellow with golden highlights.
NOSE : Slightly toasted citrus aromas.
PALATE : Gorgeous minerality and elegant flavours are accentuated by the oak barrel ageing.
Perfect with white meats and poultry in light sauce, veal and cheeses like Brillat-Savarin and Cîteaux.
12 to 14°C
4 to 6 years