Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2010 Saint Veran Le Cras has a light almond and brioche scented bouquet that lacks the intensity of its peers but is nicely defined. The palate is clean and fresh, although it is a little attenuated and dry toward the finish. Drink up.
Roger Lassarat comes from a long line of vignerons - in 1969, he founded his own domaine with seven acres of vineyards in Pouilly-Fuisse and Saint-Veran, France. The domaine has grown to 21 acres, which Roger farms in a sustainable manner. His vineyards are planted on chalky hillsides and some of his vines are 100 years old. Following harvest the grapes are gently pressed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with malolactic. The wines are then aged sur lie in barrel with frequent battonage and bottled unfiltered, by gravity.
|Wine maker notes
|South-western exposure, steep slope, clay and limestone soil, predominately limestone. Vines approximately 50 to 55 years old; limited yields. Sixty percent aged and vinified in new oak, 40% in regulated thermo tanks for 10 months. Blending and bottled without filtering.