75cl * Vegan * 13% ABV * Burgundy, France
'Passion is not enough,' says Jean-Paul Paquet owner of Domaine de Fussiacus. 'It is knowledge, acquired through seasons spent in the vineyard, that allow the wine-maker to produce great wine.' With this philosophy Jean-Paul manages his 11 hectares in southern Burgundy, nestled in the heart of the Mâconnais, south-west of Macon, creating wines enhanced by his vast experience.
His wines reveal typicity, finesse and elegance and this Saint Veran is made in the traditional Burgundy style, with entirely manual grape harvesting. The grapes are gently pressed using a pneumatic press. The must is then fermented - 30% in large French oak foudres of 25 hectolitres, and 70% in stainless steel. This creates incredibly subtle oak on the palate and the fruit shines through. Fragrant and fresh yet well rounded with subtle peachy fruit and touches of mineral character. This wine would be a fantastic match for oysters or anything rich with goats cheese.