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A wine lover travelling through Burgundy would expect, after Pouilly-Fuiss, to be in the Beaujolais area. Not so fast ! The lovely village of Saint-Vrand (note the different spelling !), wedged between these two areas, is half hidden among the hills. Established by decree on January 6th 1971, it is the latest appellation in the Mconnais region. Its Jurassic chalky soil, a continuation of the limestone strata found in the Cte d`Or, is ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. Picked by hand, the grapes (100% Chardonnay) are gently pressed. The juice ferments and is aged in oak barrels, with a very small percentage of new oak so as not to overwhelm the wine. [+]