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  • Product: Cordier Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes
  • Formats available: 750 ml
  • Appellation: AOC Viré-Clessé
  • Country: France
  • Raw materials: 100% Chardonnay
  • SoilType: Clay and limestone.
  • Exposition: East facing
  • Average Yield: 30 to 40 hl/ha
  • Vinification: No crushing, with a soft and long pressing of whole cluster grapes. Racked, then gravity fed into barrels. Fermented in 300l barrels, 10% of which are new. The lees are also stirred for added mouthfeel and body.
  • Region: Burgundy
  • Average Of Vineyards: 50+ years old
  • Elevation: 250 m with slope
  • Duration And Aging Method: Elevage 16 months on the lees. No fining and only a little filtration. Gravity fed bottling.
  • Alcohol Content: 14%
  • Production: 1,200 cases
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Notes

 
FOOD PAIRING:
Langoustines, lobster and prawn dishes.
 
TASTING NOTES:
Mineral flinty undertones elevate this classic, steely, bone dry chardonnay. Aromas include acacia and exotic notes.
 
OF NOTE:
Cordier’s wine is on the Viré style. Viré-Clessé is considered a “cru” of the Mâcon area. It covers a small region capable of producing wines of equal quailty to Pouilly. Limestone is predominant in Viré. Only bone dry wines with 3g/L of residual sugar are permitted.