Saint-Romain

Saint-RomainSaint-Romain appellation is located west of Auxey-Duresses outside of the main area of Côte d’Or to the very north of Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. The soil is a mix of of pebbly limestone and clay. The vineyards are planted at a relatively high altitude. The slopes orientation varies around the appellation. There is red and white wine production, the white wine production accounts for a little over 50%. There are no Grand Cru or Premier Cru vineyards within Saint-Romain.

Saint-Romain red wines are based on Pinot Noir grapes. They are simple light-bodied wines with firm acidity characterized by red fruits flavors of cherries and strawberries and a hint of earthiness. The bouquet is very delicate. Saint-Romain white wines are based on Chardonnay grapes. They are simple, light-bodied with a nice acidity characterized by flavors of apple and lemon. Both red and white wines produced in Saint-Romain are intended to be enjoyed whilst young.