FR-CHG-14-19

Vire-Clesse 'Les Raspilleres', Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau

Vire-Clesse 'Les Raspilleres', Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau
  • Certified organic
  • From a 0.71 ha vineyard grown on a steep hillside
  • Clay and limestone site at close to 300m with serious bedrock just below
  • The highest site in Viré
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Aged in older Burgundy barrels
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Vire-Clesse
Variety:
Chardonnay
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2021-01-01
Review:
The 2019 Viré-Clessé Les Raspillères disproves the theory that this appellation cannot produce mineral-driven wines. This reeks of wet limestone and flint on the nose. The palate is saline on the entry, quite concentrated with very good acidity and a kiss of wild honey on the finish before the salinity kicks back in on the aftertaste. This is an outstanding Viré-Clessé that comes highly recommended.