Domaine de la Croix Senaillet, Saint-Véran, 2020

It’s wine Wednesday and there is so much I want to tell you about this amazing wine but I also want to say just how much I am enjoying my wine journey and the incredible people I am meeting. The wine community in Jersey is so friendly, sharing knowledge and enthusiasm, and at a recent wine tasting, I was reminded of perhaps the greatest thing about wine – there is just so much great wine out there to try. And if you are unsure of what to buy your friendly local wine merchant is there to help you choose whatever your price point. Like this delicious Burgundy which packs a serious punch for the cost.

Domaine de la Croix Senaillet

I tasted this wine in the summer, but I would be equally happy now opening a bottle with some mussels with pastis or some lovely grilled fish it will pair equally well with a warm goat’s cheese salad. Made from Chardonnay grapes from vines with an average age of forty-five years, and grown in over forty plots of mainly clay and limestone soils Domaine de la Croix Senaillet is vinified in a mix of stainless steel and a small number of oak barrels. Saint-Véran is a wine-producing appellation in the south of the Mâconnais region, next to the more famous Pouilly-Fuissé.

This wine ticks a lot of boxes that much more expensive white Burgundies strive for – complexity, citrus and honey aromas on the nose, and flavours of peach, stone fruits, and nectarines. A pronounced minerality, balanced acidity, and a touch of creamy vanilla and spice from the oak. The wine has a long appealing finish.

Grape variety                                 Chardonnay

Country of origin                           France

Region                                               Mâconnais / Saint-Véran

Vintage                                            2020

Alcohol                                            14%


Certified organic and suitable for vegans

Published by Christian Gott - An Island Chef

I am a food and drink writer, chef, one-time publican and restaurant manager, and qualified ASET trainer with over thirty years of experience in hospitality. I now live and work in the Channel Islands with my beautiful family. I’ve worked on six islands and in probably just about every type of business you can imagine, from beachside burger joints to world-famous pizza restaurants and in more than a few really good food pubs, historic country inns, and a former RAC Blue Riband UK Hotel of the Year. I have helped to create a small informal dinning group, been a group executive chef for eighteen diverse bars and eateries, demonstrated at food festivals, and contributed to the Real Food Festival Cookery Book, national and local publications, and podcasts. I am a proud member of the Guild of Food Writers and the British Guild of Beer Writers.

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