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 2011 : 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.
Tasting : 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.
Food pairing : A fine, dry apéritif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d'oeuvres.