- 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
- PRICE via SevenFifty
Langoustines, lobster and prawn dishes.
Mineral flinty undertones elevate this classic, steely, bone dry chardonnay. Aromas include acacia and exotic notes.
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.