Viré-Clessé "La Perrière", Dom. Sainte Barbe
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Viré-Clessé "La Perrière", Dom. Sainte Barbe - 2021

Item # 35279 750mL

An old vines parcel with incredible character that points in the direction of fresh and dried apples. La Perrière is a single vineyard that, in this vintage, shows a lush side of the Mâcon. Winemaker Jean Marie Chaland is continuing his father's legacy of promoting the fine wines of the village of Viré-Clessé.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Jean-Marie Chaland is one of the premier producers of Chardonnay in the Macon. Owner of two estates in the denominated town of Viré. Maintained with organic viniculture and using only native yeast during fermentation, the experience of these balance wines is quintessential Bourgonge. The "la Perriere" from his Sainte Barbe estate is made from 35 year-old vines on a 1.5 acre parcel of clay/limestone soil that has never been treated with herbicide. The grapes are hand-harvested and aged for 18 months in a combination of steel and oak. The result is a Chardonnay deeply balanced in fruit between overripe apple and Meyer lemon. The combination of mineral rich soil and maturation gives this glass a wonderful backbone. A reassuringly fresh example of White Burgundy that is perfect for an elegant fish entree or an evening sip on the couch.

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Glossary

Burgundy

The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness of a California wine, yet retain a very Burgundian, mineral-driven core and great acidity....

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Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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