Found in the sub-region of the Maconnais in Burgundy, where wine is produced from 100% Chardonnay, Saint Veran 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 Veran develops into a richer, creamier Chardonnay, improving with time. Traditionally Saint Veran wines go with white meats and fish in creamy sauces.
Saint Veran 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 Veran full of length.