Place: Macon - Burgundy, FRA
The estate was founded by André and wife Gisèle in 1956, making it the first domaine of what is now the Viré-Clessé appellation. Back then they just had four hectares of vines which they’d inherited from André’s father Joseph, who grew grapes for the cooperative in the village of Viré. The wines have always been bottled at the domaine, which now extends to 12 hectares of vineyards. These have been organically farmed since 2001 and certified from vintage 2014.
The fruit for the Macon Village VV is from vines with an average age of 50 years on clays and limestone. The whole bunches are airbag-pressed before the musts undergo long fermentations with natural yeasts. This wine is made exclusively in stainless tanks for freshness.
A delightful glass of pure Chardonnay flavour. It’s glossy and gently creamy, but has bright acidity and flinty texture cutting through, honey, ripe lemon/lime and white peach the main flavours, and a refreshingly long finish. – Words from Gary Walsh on the 2020 vintage