Grape Variety : Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscaté
Soil : Clay, chalk and marl
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. 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 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.
The Vintage 2018 : After a rainy winter, a heat wave in April followed by a cold period in May, the weather settled down in Burgundy with warm temperatures in June. Summer was warm and dry with a few heat waves. The harvest started in the last days of August with an excellent maturity of the grapes. The white wines are well-balanced with notes of exotic and pale fleshed fruit.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Rrefreshing floral fragrances mixed with exotic fruit on a hint of minerality. Well-balanced, tense and precise.Refreshing finish with mineral tinges
Food pairing : A fine, dry apéritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d'oeuvres.