The glow of pale gold illuminates the colour of Viré-Clessé. An ash gold that is neither white, nor yellow. Frequent glimmers of reflected green bring the wine to life.
Aromas of hawthorn blossom and acacia, honeysuckle and broom are complemented by lemongrass, white peach and accents of mint. Verbena, fern and almond round off the olfactory range. There may also be hints of pine and quince jam.
Lively and fresh, yet well-rounded and brimming with charm. Chardonnay finds its full expression here with particular success. The complexity of Viré-Clessé comes from the wonderful acidity of its mouthfeel, enhanced a certain sweetness lent by the richness of grapes harvested at maturity. This is Viré-Clessé’s strength: the winning blend of fruit and minerality.
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Many people regard Viré-Clessé as a superb aperitif wine; its charm and complexity on the palate are simply irresistible. It also makes an ideal accompaniment for tapas, Iberian ham, salmon, white meat, seafood, fish, frogs’ legs, snails, andouillette sausage, Burgundy parsley ham terrine, curry, Bresse chicken in a cream sauce, goat’s cheese, Burgundy Époisses cheese, fruit tart, etc. It marries well with spices. It rises to a challenge.