In the heart of the Mâcon wine growing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Viré and Clessé form a unique “terroir” on slopes facing South-East. In Viré, the soil is chalky with large layers of clay. In Clessé , the soil structure is slightly different with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with oyster fossils which convey to the wine a specific minerality. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.
From the well-drained and east-facing slopes of the valleys Bourbonne and Mouge, the wines of Viré-Clessé are famous for their delicate herbal notes. The nose makes an immediate impression with a bouquet of acacia, honeysuckle, lemon, white peach and mint. If you have the patience to age it a couple years, ripe aromas of quince jam and cooked apples will develop. Lively and fresh, with a sharp acidity, this wine is a perfect introduction to Mâconnais whites. Try pairing it with white meats in a creamy sauce, Carbonara, or Camembert and fresh goat cheese on fresh baguette.
“A gentle note of freshness, made up of lemon and Mirabelle, characterizes the nose on this wine. Hints of cold butter and chalk add nuance. The palate is rounded, ripe but beautifully balanced, carrying its juiciness with elegance.”
90 points, Anne Krebiehl, August 1, 2020
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