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. It covers 406,65 ha.
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.
COULEUR : Pale gold.
NEZ : Nice floral bouquet (hawthorn, acacia) with notes of citronella and peach.
PALAIS : Fresh, tender, beautiful liveliness with fruity aromas.
Perfect with poultry, crustaceans, sauted vegetables, goat cheeses and Camembert.
11 to 13°C
4 to 6 years