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 2010 : 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.
Tasting : 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.
Food pairing : A fine, dry apéritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d'oeuvres.