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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

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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.


Chardonnay is the grape variety for Viré-Clessé wines :

- 8,000 plants/hectare
- Pruning: Mâconnais "queue"
- Harvested by hand
- Yield: 50 hl/hectare


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.


The grapes were pressed in a pneumatic press.

The alcoholic fermentation was carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and completed at 100% before the bottling in Burgundy bottles. Ageing on fine lies for 8 to 10 months in tank for the major part (80%) of the cuvée and in oak barrels for the other part.


Drink with fish in sauce, terrine, salmon pie, white meats, mushrooms in creamy sauce, quiches, pie or French Comté or Swiss Cheese.


Serve ideally at 12-13°C. (54°F).


Drink now or store in the cellar for the next 3 to 5 years.