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WINERY: Domaine de la Soufrandière (Bret Brothers)

GRAPE: Chardonnay

REGION: Saint Véran



The Saint-Veran appellation was created in 1971 and sits on rolling hills between

Mâconnais and Beaujolais. The climate is warmer and drier than the Côte d’Or.

"La Bonnode" is a sheltered 2-hectare plot in one single block, facing east on the

foot of the Roche de Vergisson looking down the Saône valley, often with views as

far as Mont Blanc to the east. Vines are between 30 and 35 years old and grow on

clay-limestone soils on gentle slopes. The parcel is made up of long rows on a

slope, so the grapes ripen in stages and are picked in successive tries.



Viticulture is certified biodynamic since 2006. They work with a horse in the

vineyards to avoid soil compaction.



Grapes are hand harvested, and undergo a gentle 3 hour press, Fermentation is in

old oak barrels and vats, with natural yeasts. The wine undergoes malo and ages

for 17 months in barrels and tanks. The wines aren’t fined or filtered, and are

bottled with a small addition of around 20 mg/l of sulphur.



Waxy, floral nose with some hay. Energetic and complex on the palate with apricots, ripe citrus and some spice.

Domaine de la Soufrandière, Climat "La Bonnode", 2020, Saint Véran, France


    Winery: Domaine La Soufrandière
    Appellation: AOP Saint Véran
    Grape Varietals: Chardonnay
    Vintage: 2021
    Viticulture: Biodynamic and Natural

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