|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Tropical, Citrus, Floral|
Genetie La Rencontre AOP Saint-Véran is a classic Chardonnay with a subtle yet distinct profile. Expect delightful citrus notes of lemon peel, floral notes, and exotic undertones. Its finesse and purity make it an ideal pairing for pan seared scallops, crab, vichyssoise (a leek and potato based soup), and cream and lemon-based dishes.
About the Producer
For over three decades Boutinot has been based in the Mâconnais in southern Burgundy; relying upon Samantha Bailey to craft and blend wines which honestly express the tapestry of the local terroir. With a ‘back of the hand’ knowledge of the effect of each slope and soil type on a wine, they dared to imagine owning an estate. Such opportunities are very rare in Burgundy as domaines pass from one generation to the next.
Finally though, they succeeded in buying two key plots in the best climats of Saint-Véran, together with a gravity fed winery (in need of renovation) and a 300 year old house made of the local honey stone.
They call the place GENETIE, in honour of the mysterious name found etched into the stone of a listed pillar within the building. While careful renovation of the cellar and building continues they will also continue to discover interesting wines that truly represent the diverse terroir of the Mâconnais.
Vineyard and Winery
Saint-Véran is an appellation that shares many similarities with it’s ‘big brother’ Pouilly Fuissé and some of the best sites are situated on the foothills of two ‘rochers’ that are dominant features of the southern Mâconnais country side - La Roche de Solutré and La Roche de Vergisson. Here the granitic sub soil has its word to say and lends an elegant flinty edge to some quite tender Chardonnay. The wine has undergone partial malolcatic fermentation, which gives the wine a subtle creamy texture, weight and presence.
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