The Viré-Clessé appellation is the most recent of the Mâconnais “village” appellations. It produces wines made exclusively from the Chardonnay grape. The vineyards are located in Viré and Clessé, two villages in southern Burgundy which lie between Tournus and Mâcon.
SoilThe vines are planted in predominantly limestone-based soil on slopes that face east for the most part, with an occasional west-facing slope.
Grape variety100 % Chardonnay.
VinificationTraditional vinification at 20°C in temperature-controlled tanks. The wine is aged on the lees and is stirred while it ages in oak barrels (25 to 30% new oak) for 12 to 14 months.
RobeBeautiful, brilliant yellow in colour with silvery highlights.
NoseThe first nose is complex with floral notes and aromas of fresh green grapes underscored by a hint of lime.
PalateFresh and round, this wine is unctuous on the palate due to good ripening of the grapes.
Serve withThis wine’s intense aromas and flavours make it an ideal match for poultry with sautéed vegetables or delicate fish such as pikeperch or John Dory as well as for seafood gratins. As for cheeses, it would be perfect with mild cheeses such as Brie or Camembert as well as ash-coated goat’s cheeses such as Sainte-Maure.
Serve atServe between 10 and 12°C in order to best appreciate all of this wine’s freshness and roundness.