Sourced entirely from a single plot of 100 year old vines grown on a limestone/clay soil. Grapes are harvested at the optimum time in order to ensure concentration of flavour as well as a fine aromatic expression. Natural yeasts undertake a long, slow fermentation in order to allow maximum expression of the terroir. Maturation for 12 months in tank on the fine lees brings added richness and ageing ability. A fine, classic Macon Villages bouquet with aromatic tones of pear, white flowers and a touch of exotic fruits. Gentle, creamy and yet perfectly balanced with a telling cut of fresh acidity and a trace of minerality. Alive, pure and seamless.
Domaine de la Verpaille
Husband and wife Baptiste and Estelle took over the family domaine in the heart of Viré Clesse in 2004. Organic since 2006, they make slow fermentations using only natural yeasts, producing generous white Burgundy wines from Chardonnay. 'Our philosophy is to look for balance and biodiversity in our soils in order to get the finest grapes'.