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2011 Cave de Vire Vire-Clesse, Maconnais, France

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $17

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Grape Variety

Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is no easy task. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Malolactic fermentation gives distinctive buttery aromas. Fermentation and/or maturation in ...more

  • Vire-Clesse is a relatively new appellation of southern Burgundy and the most recently created of the region's communal titles. It covers the communes of Vire and Clesse, plus their immediate neighbors, Laize and Montbellet. The catchment area of the title sits midway between the towns of Tournus in the north and Macon in the south, with its eastern side bound by the Saone river.

    Created in February 1999 and retrospectively applicable to the 1998 vintage, the Vire-Clesse appellation was intended to single out a small area not covered by the more-prestigious Pouilly titles, but capable of producing white wines of quality. The appellation's laws permitted only the driest of white wines (those with less than 3g/L of residual sugar), which prec ...more

  • The Maconnais wine region in the south of Burgundy is centered around – and named after – the provincial town of Macon. The area produces a considerable quantity of wine, specializing in white wines made from Chardonnay and a smaller number of red wines made from ...more

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