Viré-Clessé with Robin Kick MW
Viré-Clessé is one of the Mâconnais’ village-level appellations alongside Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran, Pouilly-Vinzelles and Pouilly-Loché. However, it is arguably its least well-known despite being one of the most unique in all of Bourgogne: it is the only appellation that allows off-dry wines within its regulations, including its historical style, Levrouté.
This webinar will explore Viré-Clessé’s wines, its unique terroir which creates its various wine styles as well as the challenges it faced when seeking to authenticate its distinctive wines within the highly rigid AOC system.
About Robin Kick MW:
Originally from the Chicago area, Robin is a Master of Wine who is presently based in Lugano, Switzerland, where she works as an independent wine consultant, wine judge, journalist and educator.
Following studies in French and English literature, she changed career paths in 1998 when she left her teaching position at the Université de Nice to study wine at the BIVB (Bureau Interprofessionel des Vins de Bourgogne) in Beaune, France and the Université du Vin in Suze-la-Rousse in France’s Rhône Valley.
In the 20+ years of working in the wine business, she has held a number of different positions including wine auction specialist for Christie’s in Beverly Hills, California and fine wine buyer for a pre-eminent London-based wine merchant with an award-winning Burgundy list.
In 2014, after many years of study and a successful dissertation on whole cluster fermentation in Pinot Noir from the Côte d’Or, she became a Master of Wine.
Her main wine passions are Burgundy, Champagne, northern Italy, particularly Piedmont, Switzerland and Jerez.