Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : 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. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.
The Vintage 2008 : 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.
Tasting : 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. Refreshing and mineral finish.
Food pairing : A fine, dry apéritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d'oeuvres.