Domaine de Fussiacus St-Véran, Burgundy, France, 2020
Passion is not enough, so 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, he muses.
Passion is not enough, so 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, he muses. With this philosophy Jean-Paul manages his 11 hecatres in southern Burgundy nestled in the heart of the Mâconnais, south-west of Macon, creating wines enhanced by his vast experience. Through the generosity of the terroir, his wines reveal typicity, finesse and elegance.
The Fuissé region in the south of Burgundy is 250-300 metres above sea level. The soil there is predominantly argilo-calcareous. At Fussiacus the average vine age is 25 years so that the plants are in balance and at their peak of production. The techniques are those of organic farming albeit not certified. The harvest here is by hand.
This St- Véran 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. The oak is so subtle as to be imperceivable and the fruit shines through.
% wine oaked: 30
% new oak: None
An excellent example of this classic yet understated wine. Fragrant and fresh yet well rounded with subtle peachy fruit and touches of mineral character. The slight subtle oak complements and does not compete with the fruit flavours.
Great with Oysters or soft goats cheese.
12 x 75cl