Saint-Véran is a village appellation at the southern tip of the Mâconnais area. This AOC which surrounds Pouilly-Fuissé was created in 1971 and includes the villages of Saint-Vérand, Leynes, Prissé, Davayé, Chasselas and Chânes
The Saint-Véran Villages sees a small portion (around 20%) of 228 litre oak barrel fermentation with the lion’s share being in tank. The smaller format oak (than used for the Meurgey-Croses Viré-Clessé) carries a little more influence and there’s a note of smokiness to go along with the volume and minerality.
"Quite a fresh array of pears and a wealth of freshness on the palate, too. Good balance. Pear and melon flavors hold up nicely on the finish."
90 points, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)
"Spring blossom, ripe plum and peach flavors mark this white. On the lean side, with a pleasing plum skin bitterness on the aftertaste."
91 points, Wine Spectator (September 2019)
"A whisper of wood sets off a smoky and mildly exotic nose that features notes of passion fruit, lychee and white peach. There is more volume to the punch and lightly mineral-inflected flavors that possess notably better depth and persistence on the agreeably dry finish. This is a very good example of the appellation and worth checking out plus it will age if you like."
89 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound, June 2019.
"Bottled at the end of August 2018. This comes from a vineyard in Leynes, facing ENE, where the soil is clay over granite, which defines this wine. 15% was matured in barrel (of which two out of three are new), the rest in stainless steel. The soil, clay on granite, appears to give a smoky touch but it is delicious. Nice tension too, very interesting wine."
89 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, November 2018.
Pierre Meurgey’s winery is situated in Davayé, in the heart of the Mâcon region. Ferments and ageing take place in tanks, 400 or 600 litres barrels or in 228-litre oak barrels depending on the appellation. The latter is used for his Pouilly-Fuissé. His attention to detail, discernment and commitment to making wines by climat, all feed his desire to produce wine of purity and freshness.
Pierre Meurgey, a fourth-generation winemaker, has been completely immersed in the world of Burgundy for more than half a century. Producing white wines from Mâconnais under his By Meurgey-Croses and red wines from the Côte d'Or under this By Pierre Meurgey label.
His commitment to and belief in the potential of the wines of Mâcon, and Uchizy in particular, is personal in nature. His mother, Marie-Thérèse Croses was born in Mâcon and family house can be found in the village of Uchizy.
Pierre’s great grandfather started the family business in Beaune. Joseph-Ernest Meurgey-Perron began trading wine at the end of the 19th century and his son (Ernest) and grandson (Henri) followed suit in the wine trade managing estates and working as growers and winemakers in Burgundy. Pierre Meurgey continues the family tradition with a bright future ahead.