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Domaine des Valanges Saint-Veran Hors Classe 2013

This cuvee is a blend of wine from two remarkable climats with sixty year old vines (planted in 1944): Les Creches and Les Terres-Noires in Davaye, in the heart of the Saint-Veran appellation. These two plots are exceptional thanks to their sun exposure and complex terroir. The Les Creches plot consists of 0.90 hectares on a gentle south-east facing slope at an altitude of approximately 250 metres. Sheltered from the north wind, the plot has a superb microclimate. The soil consists of clay and fossilised limestone, which accounts for the great complexity of Chardonnay wine produced from this terroir. The old vines at Les Terres Noires cover 0.40 hectares on a gentle south-east facing slope at an altitude of 240-250 metres. This soil is very stony (white pebbles) and consists predominately of (active) limestone with dark brown clay. [+]