Saint-Romain Blanc, “Sous la Velle”
This second white from the Saint Romain appellation is more full-bodied and rustic than its neighbor “La Perrière”. In this case, the vines are quite old having an average age of 50 years. The soil of “Sous la Velle” is different from “La Perriere” having a greater proportion of marne mixed with the clay and limestone. The wine is, as a result, less elegant than its companion but it is more powerful and broad-shouldered. This wine is barrel-fermented and barrel-aged for twelve months after the harvest with 10% of the barrels being new.