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La Manufacture - L'Atelier - Viré Clessé 2016


La Manufacture - Viré Clessé 2016

Viré-Clessé; a class of its own!

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The perfect match Vegetable Gyozas

  • Powerful
  • Complex
  • Fruity

£11.60 was £14.50 per bottle

Non-subscribers : £13.92 was £17.40 per bottle

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An expert's opinion

This certainly isn't the first time I've highlighted the excellent work of Benjamin Laroche and La Manufacture. Whilst the mainstay of his work is based in Chablis, he also creates wines using grapes from the Mâconnais and Chalonnais. It was a wine from Viré-Clessé that really caught my attention recently, deep in the heart of the Macon, with the same purity of fruit and frank minerality that La Manufacture have made their signature style. Bursting with flavour and freshness; a wine to enjoy to the fullest in its youth!

Jean-Michel Deluc. Head Sommelier of Petit Ballon.
The estate


Benjamin Laroche is from the Chablis region; his family have been working this land since 1663 and founded an estate in 1850. Working in the vineyards in his youth and later as a sales exective, he's travelled all over France, learning the trade and picking up snippets of information, all of which now go into improving his delicious wines!

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Service 10/12 °

Decanting No
  • ic-meat

    Meat Grilled white meats, cold meats, rabbit with mustard, chicken with tarragon

  • ic-cheese

    Cheese Goats cheese, fresh herby cheeses

  • ic-fish

    Fish Grilled fish, calamari, scampi

  • ic-vegetable

    Vegetables Vegetable gratin, raw vegetables

  • Desserts No dessert recommendations for this wine

  • Eye The wine has a brilliant golden colour with bright silver highlights. Crystal-clear and a real suggestion of freshness and vibrancy

  • Nose On the nose the aromas leap out of the glass. Ripe white fruits, citrus and butter are classic notes of well made Chardonnay, with a chalky minerality underpinning it all.

  • Mouth Fresh and lively on the palate, with bright fruit flavours and a strong backbone of acidity. Balanced, vibrant and so moreish!

  • Origin : Burgundy

  • Appellation : AOP Viré Clessé

  • Grapes : Chardonnay

  • Culture : Conventional

  • Capacity : 750 mL

  • Alcohol : 12,5%

  • Sulfite : No

  • Price per liter : £23.20
    (Subscribers: £19.33)

Peak 2018
Keeping potential 2022
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