100% Chardonnay. From two small plots totaling one half of a hectare: Davayé (20-25-year-old vines with southern exposure) and Prissé (10-15-year-old vines with western exposure). Both are mid-slope plantings on sandy limestone soils. The fruit from the two parcels is kept separate throughout: hand-harvested, pressed in whole clusters and naturally fermented in used oak barrels. After aging on their respective fine lees with regular bâtonnage, the two wines are blended in tank before bottling. This St. Véran is by far Manciat's smallest production.