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The name Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise since 1875, when the house was founded by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin. The Clos Rodet, a 17th Century bourgeois mansion situated in the heart of the village, is embodying the House’s historical heart, cellar and values. For decades, the visionary Rodet family did not hesitate to invest in one of the oldest terroirs in Burgundy and contributed to the business development of the House, brought the Rodet signature into international markets and enhanced its reputation to become a reference in Mercurey and far beyond the native region. Antonin Rodet Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines contributed to the international renown of the House whose consecration came with an award at the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Of noble character and fully expressive after traditional winemaking, the House wines reflect their origins with great purity.

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Recognised in 1998 and receiving the official new appellation a year later, Viré-Clessé is the first communal appellation from the remarkable terroirs within the wider AOC Macon-Villages. Viré and Clessé are two villages situated in Southern Burgundy between Tournus and Macon. With the style of their wines being so similar, a single appellation was chosen. The Virolis is one of the numerous vineyards within the appellation.

Grape variety

100% Chardonnay


The appellation is situated on two slopes, running North-South, with valleys between, which are composed of limestone (Bajocian) and marl-limestone strata from the Oxfordian era (Jurassic). Other soils on the low slopes are clay with "chailles"- sandstone pebbles - well-drained land facing East. The "Cray", a Maconnais chalky soil with white stone is found here - the best soil for Chardonnay. Altitude - between 200 m and 400 m.