Many parcels are blended into this brilliant wine, all from the Viré side of the appellation. The old vines thrive in the village’s clay-rich topsoil over limestone subsoil. The wines from this side of the appellation tend to be straighter and tighter than the more generous and rounded Clessé side. In 2020 it is wonderfully restrained. There’s nothing showy or flamboyant here; it’s all class, as seen on its long, refined finish.
The 2020 Vire-Clessé has a fresh nose and just a hint of green olive that tinctures the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite concentrated for a Viré-Clessé with impressive depth on the finish. This is simply excellent - a great ambassador for this oft-overlooked appellation. Closure: Diam.
Young 2022 - 2027
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Young 2022 - 2026
Ready 2021 - 2026