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DOMAINE ALEXIS GONDARD

Viré-Clessé

“Burgundy is the spiritual home of Chardonnay. But, contrary to popular belief, not all of it is rich and oaky. This is the perfect example made by one of the region's most exciting up-and-coming winemakers”

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

This is a fresh style of white Burgundy. It's unoaked so it's all about the fruit flavour, rather than the notes of vanilla, butterscotch and cedar that you get from other areas in Burgundy. Try it with tender cuts of meat served in a cream sauce.

 

About the producer

Alexis Gondard is a fifth-generation winemaker. In 2015, he took over his father's 8-hectare estate, when he was only 19. His vines are up to 125 years old, and the oldest were planted by his grandfather. He works on them with a keen eye on biodiversity and sustainability, and he's in pursuit of HVE (high environmental value) certification.

 

About the region

Viré-Clessé sits in southern Burgundy and has a warmer climate than the northern spots, like Chablis. This makes for riper Chardonnay grapes and brings flavours of stone fruits to your glass.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Light
Body
Full