Found in the sub-region of the Maconnais in Burgundy, where wine is produced from 100% Chardonnay, Saint Véran has not achieved the heights in fame as its neighbour Pouilly Fuisse but nevertheless has born some wines of finesse and popularity. The wines created have the classic Burgundy pale golden appearance in its youth and boast floral bouquets of apple, peach and pear. With ageing ability, Saint Véran develops into a richer, creamier Chardonnay, improving with time. Traditionally Saint Véran wines go with white meats and fish in creamy sauces.
Saint Véran gained its AOC status in 1971, but was considered by wine connoisseurs as having identifiable characteristics far before this time. Domaine des Vielles Pierre, the vineyard owned by Jean Jacques Litaud produces a non-filtered charismatic Saint Véran full of length.