Saint-Véran: Domaine de Fa 'Les Crais' 2021

This is the Graillot family's Chardonnay from their 'Les Crais' vines of Saint-Véran, and it spends some time in oak. It’s characteristically fresh and zingy with lovely acidity, citrus tang and bags of minerality. Certified organic.

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Tasting Notes

The Northern Rhône Graillot dynasty’s Chardonnay from vines in the Saint-Véran appellation of Burgundy. Situated to the south of Mâcon, Saint-Véran encompasses a number of villages around Pouilly-Fuissé. Only Chardonnay is permitted in the appellation's largely limestone soils, and it encompasses much of the area often previously sold as Beaujolais 'Blanc'.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Mâconnais
Grape Variety (Cépage)Chardonnay
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, Mushrooms, Seafood, White Fish
CellarageThis wine should cellar well for 3 to 5 years from vintage.
Alcohol By Volume (%)12.5

Domaine de Fa (Antoine & Maxime Graillot)

World-renowned Crozes Hermitage producer, Alain Graillot and sons Maxime & Antoine looked north to Beaujolais for a new winemaking venture, acquiring Domaine de Fa in 2013, with their first vintage appearing the following year. The family had a long-term home in the area so making wine in the region was a natural progression.

Farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles, they will be certified organic from the 2019 vintage. Their approach mirrors their style of winemaking in the Northern Rhône, looking for similar freshness and perfume from Gamay. The cellars are situated in the commune of Boyer with around 4ha of vines in Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages, 3ha in Fleurie, just under a hectare in Saint-Amour.


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Saint-Véran: Domaine de Fa 'Les Crais' - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review

Bianca Ford reviews the white Saint-Véran produced by the Graillot family. Saint-Véran is in Burgundy, south of Mâcon and near Pouilly-Fuissé. From pure Chardonnay, it is fresh with lots of citrus and minerality - it does see some oak, which imparts a lovely buttery finish. Serve with chicken or fish, and it goes very well with mushroom dishes.

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