DOMAINE SAINT ROCH
Family owned estate of 24ha, located in the southern part of Burgundy. Joan and Ptrice F. manage the vineyard and produce each vintage.
The appellation SAINT-VÉRAN is split into two separate islands by its close relative Pouilly Fuissé. Both occupy slopes forming part of the chain of hills to which the Rock of Solutré belongs. This rocky backbone is made of fossiliferous limestone of the Middle Jurassic. On the Western side are older ( lias) rocks covered with grey marls on which the vineyards of Chasselas and Leynes occupy South and West-facing sites.
The gentle Eastern slopes are composed of marly limestones on which are found the East-facing vineyards of Prissé and Davayé. At Chânes and Prissé, on the left bank of the little river Grosne, the vines grow on fossiliferous limestones, often overlain by a layer of clay with flints with“chailles”.