The Viré-Clessé appellation, located between Tournus and Mâcon, is the most recent of the Mâconnais region’s village appellations (1999). The wine is exclusively made from Chardonnay grapes. The vineyards, for the most part, are planted on hillsides, where a local type of soil derived from white limestone called “cray” can be found.
With predominant aromas of fine, intense fruit, the nose reveals a touch of lemon, mango and subtle floral notes (rose). The palate boasts well-balanced structure and beautiful minerality, which gives way to a certain touch of sweetness on the finish, giving pleasing length.
This wine pairs beautifully with all fish, seafood and white meats in sauce, or strong cheeses.