Beyond the Textbook: Viré-Clessé

Summary: The 'Beyond the Textbook' series seeks to get under the skin of specific varieties and regions from around the world. Here Justin tastes 3 amazing, but very different style from Viré-Clessé. It's Chardonnay, but not as you know it... Details of all three wines can be found in the attached pdf About the Speaker: Justin Martindale is the Wine Scholar Guild Membership Manager and one of our in-house Masters of Wine. Justin passed the

Mâconnais: The Land of Plenty with Tim Magnus

Summary:  The Mâconnais is the most southerly area of Bourgogne before one reaches Beaujolais and the Rhône Valley. The area produces some of the greatest value Chardonnay wines in the world but has long been overlooked with much more attention being lavished on its more prestigious northern neighbours in the Côte d’Or. With increasing prices and demand for the best white wines of the Côte d’Or and the elevation of 22

Viré-Clessé of the Mâconnais with Robin Kick MW

Summary:  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