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.
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.