Chanson Vire Clesse Chardonnay

Tasting Date: 9/7/2011

Varietal: Chardonnay

Country: France

Tasting Date Price: $16.99


Alcohol Content: 13.0%

Vineyard Website: click here

Visual Aspect: Pale gold

Nose: Floral fragrances enhanced by hints of spice and mineral characters

Palate: Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus aromas 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.

Winery Notes:

Soil : Clay and limestone

Site : In the heart of the Mâcon winegrowing 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 2010: After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity.

The House was founded in 1750 in the reign of Louis XV by Simon Verry. The Cellars are located in the Bastion de L

The Chanson family already owned a large Domaine located across Beaune, Savigny les Beaune and Pernand Vergelesses which was added to the company

In 1999 Chanson was bought by the Family Champagne Group Societé Jacques Bollinger. This Group is home to several prestigious Family Wine Houses and Estates each of which is of huge quality: Bollinger and Ayala in Champagne, Langlois-Chateau in the Loire Valley, and Delamain in Cognac.

A new team, with broad experience of prestigious Domaines of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, is engineering a dedicated quality policy. This guarantees the authenticity of the terroir, by forging a close partnership with the best growers of Burgundy who supply their grapes.


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