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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Region:

Burgundy

Appellation:

Mâcon

Grape Type:

Chardonnay

Viré Clessé, 2016

12x75cl £195.00

10 cases, 7 bottles

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Tasting Note:

Sweetly-scented aromatic orchard fruit on the nose. At the opposite end of the spectrum to the stony Clos du Four, this is all about fruit rather than minerals. Wonderful golden delicious apple, mirabelle and peach flavours. Sunny and generous yet so clear and refined. Wonderful. A new acquisition of Dominique Lafon’s, 7ha of vines from the Château de Viré. Only a small proportion actually goes into this wine, the rest is declassified into Mâcon Villages. The vines are old, up to 75 years-old, and are a massale selection of the rare Muscat variety of Chardonnay.

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