Chanson Viré-Clessé 2019
Grape variety: Chardonnay and Chardonnay Muscat
Soil: Clay, chalk and marl
Terroir: In the heart of the Mâcon wine region, south of Burgundy. The two villages of Viré and Clessé form a unique ‘terroir’ on slopes facing south-east. In Viré, the soil is limestone with large layers of clay. At Clessé, the soil structure is slightly different, with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with liassic marls combined with oyster fossils that impart a specific minerality to the wine. This is one of the best white wines in the region, combining softness and minerality.
Vintage 2018: The white wines are well-balanced with notes of exotic and fleshy fruits.
The wine has a pale golden colour. On the nose, there are refreshing floral aromas mixed with exotic fruits and a hint of minerality. On the palate, it’s well-balanced, dense and precise. The finish is refreshing with mineral nuances.
Food pairing: a subtle, dry aperitif, great with seafood and raw vegetable hors d’oeuvres.