Domaine Romuald Petit

Saint-Vérand

 

Located in Saint-Vérand in the Maconnais, this 7 hectare estate is typically Burgundian, in that it is comprised of small plots. These plots differ in regards to their terroirs as well as rootstocks and age of the vines. There are young vines (aged 5-15 years) planted by winemaker Romuald Petit and others over a hundred years old, planted just after the Phylloxera crisis.  Each parcel produces grapes with very different qualities and thus Petit vinifies each separately, assembling the wines only before bottling. At assemblage Petit seeks to create a wine that is as balanced as possible, while maintaining maximum expressiveness. The vineyards are farmed sustainably with no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Gradually, plots are being converted to organic agriculture. Harvensting is done by hand.

 

Bourgogne Blanc

The Bourgogne Blanc is sourced mostly from two hectares in the "lieu dit" Champ Rond in the village of Chasselas, a village in the southern part of the Saint-Veran appelation. The soil is an unusual red limestone. It is an ideal soil for growing Chardonnay, rendering fresh and particularly aromatic wines, that are at once lively and fruited. The Bourgogne Blanc is vinified and matured for 6-8 months on its lees in stainless steel vats. No sulfur is used during the process, and only a minimal dose is added just before bottling.
 
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