Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes "Chazelles", Dom. Sainte Barbe
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Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes "Chazelles", Dom. Sainte Barbe - 2017

Item # 36992 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

From a two hectare parcel of vines, this white Burgundy is showing aromas of white peaches, honey and a delightful mineral aspect on the finish. An excellent match with a roast chicken smothered in butter.

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Staff Pick Notes

For a while now, the list of the most expensive wines in the world is filled with bottles from Burgundy. This is discouraging but also misleading to the laymen. There are great values in Burgundy but you have to peer beyond headlines and famous labels. Viré-Clessé, a recent AOC in France, is brimming with fantastic white wines. It is tucked away in Macon Villages and doesn’t fetch as much attention as it should. The Challand family is making Chardonnay that is rich, exotic, and refreshing: Fresh white peaches, honeysuckle, wet chalk, and unpasteurized honey. A bottle for something simple but intensely satisfying food, like slow roasted chicken or fresh sea urchin.

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