<h1>Bourgogne CHANSON P&egrave;re & Fils</h1> <h2>Depuis 1750 &agrave; Beaune</h2> <h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2013</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscat&eacute;<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay, chalk and marl<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. In Vir&eacute;, the soil is chalky with large layers of clay. In Cless&eacute; , the soil structure is slightly different with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with liasic marls combined 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.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2013 :</b>After a long winter and a gloomy spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity. <br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Very refreshing aromas of citrus fruit (grapefruit) mixed with fresh honey enhanced by a hint of minerality. Well-structured and tense. Well-integrated acidity and beautiful minerality. Energetic aftertaste. <br><b>Food Pairing</b>A fine, dry ap&eacute;ritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d&amp;#39;oeuvres.<br><br><br><br><h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2012</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscat&eacute;<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay, chalk and marl<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. In Vir&eacute;, the soil is chalky with large layers of clay. In Cless&eacute; , the soil structure is slightly different with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with liasic marls combined 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.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2012 :</b>After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. <br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Delicate fragrances of fern and lime blossom mixed with citrus fruit and fresh honey enhanced by a hint of minerality. Well-structured. Beautiful minerality. Well-integrated acidity. Generous aftertaste. <br><b>Food Pairing</b>A fine, dry ap&eacute;ritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d&amp;#39;oeuvres.<br><br><br><br><h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2011</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay and limestone<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2011 :</b>After a very cold winter and a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again at the end of August. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery has produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity.<br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with lemon and fresh honey enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp attack. Well-balanced. Beautiful minerality. Well-integrated acidity. Linear and refreshing finish. <br><b>Food Pairing</b>A fine, dry ap&eacute;ritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d&amp;#39;oeuvres.<br><br><br><br><h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2010</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay and limestone<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2010 :</b>After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early september gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity. <br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp attack. Well-balanced. Beautiful minerality. Well-integrated acidity. Linear and refreshing finish. <br><b>Food Pairing</b>A fine, dry ap&eacute;ritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d&amp;#39;oeuvres.<br><br><br><br><h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2009</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay and limestone<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2009 :</b>After a cold winter and a beautiful spring, the hot summer was interrupted by stormy intervals which fortuitously took place when needed and thus facilitated growth and good maturation of the grapes. Harvest began early September with excellent weather conditions. <br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with ripe citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp attack followed by a rich textured palate. Very pure aromas. Refreshing and mineral finish. <br><b>Food Pairing</b>A fine, dry ap&eacute;ritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d&amp;#39;oeuvres.<br><br><br><br><h3>Vir&eacute;-Cless&eacute;&nbsp;2008</h3><h4>The Vine</h4><b>Variety :</b>Chardonnay<br><b>Soil :</b>Clay and limestone<br><b>Site :</b>In the heart of the M&acirc;con winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vir&eacute; and Cless&eacute; form a unique &amp;quot;terroir&amp;quot; on slopes facing South-East. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.<br><br><br><h4>The Wine</h4><b>Vintage 2008 :</b>After a beautiful spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a cold wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. <br><b>Tasting :</b>Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with fresh citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp attack followed by a tight acidity. Very pure aromas. 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