Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Charleston
Domaine Guillemot-Michel
France - Burgundy - Vire Clesse

This cuvée is produced from hundred-year old vines that the great-grandfather planted after he returned from World War I. The family wanted to honor his memory and vinify these vines the same way he did, in old demi-muids.
Charleston is a deep and complex wine that gently express itself in the glass, offering juicy white fruit flavors and a lengthy finish.

Vire Clesse
Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Agricultural Practices
Charleston is vinified and aged for one year in demi-muids of over 10 years old. During the following harvest, the wine is racked and placed in vats for another 6 months of aging before bottling.

Fish in white sauce, poultry in creamy sauce, hard cheeses.

Reviews and News

2019 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Charleston - 94+ PTS - WA

2019 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Charleston - 94+ PTS - WA

wa94"The 2019 Viré-Clessé Charleston is brilliant, opening in the glass with notes of buttered citrus fruit, pear, beeswax and vanilla pod. Full-bodied, layered and textural, with huge concentration, lively acids and a seamless, multidimensional profile, it's long and penetrating. It's one of the very best wines I've ever tasted from the domaine. Readers will remember that the Guillemot family's oldest parcel of vines dates back to 1918, and the idea behind this cuvée is to work the vines and make the wine in the same way as their grandfather—who planted them—did. It spends a year in old demi-muids followed by six months in tank on the lees. - William Kelley"

 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (August 2021), 94+ pts

2018 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Charleston - 91 PTS - WE

2018 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Charleston - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts

 "A note of Golden Delicious apple has the merest touch of smoke on the nose of this wine. The palate comes in with smooth roundness, still conveying mellow and fresh apple. Although the textured palate is almost tannic with drying phenolics, real freshness becomes apparent in the depths. - ANNE KREBIEHL MW

 - Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 91 pts

Producer Information: Domaine Guillemot-Michel

This 7-hectare estate is located in the commune of Quintaine, adjacent to the village of Clessé, South of Burgundy. Quintaine is recognized as producing some of the finest wines of ...
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