Thierry Drouin, Saint-Véran La Côte Dorée

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Thierry Drouin
Grape Varieties
Optimum Drinking
Within 5 years
Wine Style
A complex carefully oaked white Burgundy
Alcohol by Volume
Style / Colour

Sweet aromas of apricot, peach, nectarine and plum prelude a broad palate with generous, fleshy fruit through to a deliciously linear, mineral and refreshing finish. 

Producer Note

Thierry Drouin is located in the village of Vergisson, between the landmark rocks of the Roche de Vergisson and the Roche de Solutré-Pouilly. Thierry founded the winery in the 1980s and has been meticulously cultivating the appellations of Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran and Mâcon ever since. In 2012, Charles-Edouard joined his father on the estate when he had finished his studies and the quality-conscious father and son duo produce a range of wines from their estate. In 2021, Thierry officially retired, although he can still be found pottering around the winery, and his son Charles-Edouard took over the reins as winemaker, carrying on the family name. They produce elegant and stylish wines, which are fresh, mineral and full of typicity


The grapes predominantly come from a single vineyard and this cuvée is a true reflection of what the renowned terroir around the rock of Vergisson can produce. The vines are grown on very steep, south facing slopes at an altitude of 300 metres, where the soils are highly calcareous and offer good drainage properties. The vines are pruned according to the simple Guyot method, which produces a balanced yield, with green harvesting taking place to keep yields low and concentrate the flavours in the grapes. The vineyard is ploughed mechanically, and every other row is left with grass cover to encourage biodiversity in the vineyard. The vines are cultivated using copper and sulphur treatments and are harvested at optimum maturity.


The grapes were gravity-fed into the press where they were cooled and the must was transferred to French oak barrels, where it underwent fermentation with a combination of selected organic yeasts and wild yeasts. The wine went through malolactic conversion, resulting in a softer mouthfeel. Ageing in French oak barrels lasted for 10 months imparting gentle complexity and the wine spent a further three months in stainless steel tanks to ensure seamless oak integration. 

Tasting Note

A fruity bouquet with sweet notes of apricot, peach, nectarine and plum prelude a broad palate with generous, fleshy fruit leading to a linear, mineral and refreshing finish. 


Chardonnay 100%

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