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Viré-Clessé Les Vercherres Vieilles Vignes by Rijckaert 2018

Viré-Clessé Les Vercherres Vieilles Vignes

by Rijckaert 2018

Producer : Rijckaert

Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Rich Fish, Risotto, Scallop, Soft Cheese, Veal roasted, White Meat

Tasting Notes

"A pungent nose of wood and strong reduction buries the underlying fruit at present. Otherwise there is very good volume to the even more vibrant flavors that possess fine mid-palate density while exhibiting fine length on the stony and bone dry finish that possesses just a bit more depth. Assuming the nose cleans up, and there is no reason not to, this should be lovely."

89-91 points / Outstanding / Top Value - Burghound.com, Oct 2019

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 91
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Rijckaert
Region Burgundy (France), France (France)
Alcohol 13% alc./vol.
Style Smooth and silky whites
Vintage 2018
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Chardonnay
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Duck breast, Ham, Rich Fish, Risotto, Scallop, Soft Cheese, Veal roasted, White Meat
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $479.40

The Producer

Rijckaert

Established in 1998 by longtime winemaker for Verget Jean Rijckaert, who fell in love with the terroir in both the Macon and Jura, this unique estate has cellars and produces wine in both regions. Without heirs, Jean partnered with his brilliant student Florent Rouve and groomed him until he was ready to take over managing the estate and all winemaking in 2013. The “savoir-faire” that made the outstanding reputation of these wines – restricted yields, manual harvesting, slow and moderate pressings, indigenous yeasts, limited batonnage to favor acidity, long aging – has been preserved, perhaps even enhanced, with the incredibly talented Florent taking over at the helm of the estate, while Jean consults at key stages in the process. All wines are aged in oak barrels with no racking, stirring or any disruption during élevage. These beautifully crafted wines soulfully represent some of the best in natural winemaking, which aims to express the typicity of the grape and the specificity of the terroir. Today, Régine and Jean own 4 hectares of vines around Mâcon, in the villages of Viré-Clessé, Mâcon-Lugny, Mâcon-Montbellet and Saint-Véran, as well as 5 hectares in the Jura region, in the villages of Arbois and Côtes de Jura.
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