Rose Murray-Brown on RoseMurrayBrown.com, 22/7/15: "Another very high scorer in our tasting. Maurice Guerrin own 35 different plots between Solutre and Vergisson just west of Macon – and this is from one of those plots, a two hectare limestone and clay site called Clos Vessats. Our tasters commented on its fabulous peachy ripe fruits and its overall balance from start to finish. I personally loved its characterful nutty flavours and well-balanced gentle oak from 11 months in bottle which would match well with grilled trout and almonds. Enjoy! STAR BUY"
Rose Murray-Brown in The Scotsman, 12/12/15: “Maurice Guerrin owns 35 different plots between Solutre and Vergisson, west of Macon - and this is his special Clos Vessats, a tiny two-hectare plot with limestone and clay soils giving a lovely creamy, rounded chardonnay with nutty, gentle, oak notes - with enough body and weight to match with chicken or turkey.”
David Williams in The Observer, 20/12/15: "...very smart, chiselled, creamy-but-racy Domaine Guerrin et Fils Saint-Véran Le Clos Vessats 2014"
Domaine Guerrin et Fils lies at the heart of the protected natural site between the Roche de Solutré and the Roche de Vergisson in southern Burgundy, just to the west of Mâcon. Since 1984, the estate has grown and developed, but has always retained a family spirit and a rigorous approach to the production of quality wines.
Their vines are split between more than 35 small, mainly limestone plots, with a total area of 14 hectares, making up a patchwork of different soil types that offer an exceptional diversity of terroirs. This particularity gives each of their wines a very distinct character. They use winegrowing methods that respect the environment and modest yields and manual thinning are used to optimise conditions for the health and maturity of the fruit. The Clos Vessat vineyard comprises two hectares in the commune of Leynes, on clay-limestone soils with a south/south-west orientation.
Harvesting is 90% manual and is followed by slow, natural vinification, mostly done using indigenous yeasts found naturally on the grapes, which allows them to preserve all the flavour potential of the juice.
The wines are aged on the lees, often in oak barrels, for between 11 and 12 months depending on the vintage and the specificity of the terroir.
This Saint-Véran combines smoothness and freshness. It has a pleasantly rounded palate with notes of yellow-fleshed fruit and white blossom. A truly indulgent wine.
In stockChardonnay (100%)Oak:7Light Full bodied2Dry Sweet
In stockChardonnay (100%)Oak:4Light Full bodied1Dry Sweet