I was hunting around West London the other day looking for a half decent, well priced bottle of Bourgogne Blanc. 

Saint-Veran 2011

I asked the chap in my local wine shop, 'The Good Wine Shop' on the Chiswick High Road, what he could do for me and he offered a range that were all priced around £15 - 20. What actually caught my eye was nestled between them, this bottle by Domain Michel Chavet & Fils Saint-Véran, 2011 for £13.95

A few factoids about Saint-Véran: it is small region split in two, with the much more well known Pouilly-Fuisse, situated in the middle. It is in the far south of the Mâconnais, which in itself is a subregion of Burgundy.

I am a huge fan of Pouilly Fuisse, so picking up a bargain wine from its neighbour who shares the overlapping characteristics of rich bright acidity, white fruits and a delicious butteriness from the malolactic fermentation's that is a real treat.

This is a lip smacking wine and I urge you to seek out some from your local wine shop. Even if you cannot find the same producer, experiment with wines from this region as it offers a lovely expression of the chardonnay grape.  I love it!

By Nick Breeze
@bacchae

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