Jules Desjourneys – Saint Veran
Colour: pale gold to deep gold, with green highlights.
Bouquet: brilliant, complex, powerful without an ounce of vulgarity, when a pointed, mineral side (flint, smoked toasted) responds to superb floral and citrus notes, between orange blossom and tangerine.
Palate: slender, beautifully balanced, all tonus, on an acid frame that propels a mature volume in an energetic and deep. Electric and salivating finish of remarkable persistence, stretched by classy bitters.
Its clean, open attack and its citrussy notes call for dishes which can somewhat mitigate its ardour. An oily fish, poached or simply fried, will play this role, especially as the wine’s range of floral aromas respond splendidly to the fine salty flesh. Variations featuring seafood will also do well, as will risottos containing sea-food or mushrooms whose mellow texture will blend harmoniously with the acidity of the wine. It is also well-suited to goat cheeses, Bleu de Bresse, Comté, Beaufort, and Gruyère.
Serving temperatures: 9 to 11°C for young wines,11 to 13°C for older wines.