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Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Retour a la Terre
Domaine Guillemot-Michel
France - Burgundy - Vire Clesse

This cuvée is produced from grapes planted in the "Champ-Rond" vineyard and vinified in 800-liter amphoras.
The wine displays the estate's typical exotic fruit aromas and ripe citrus fruits with an extra dimension of expression due to the amphora's breathing. Ample and generous in the mouth with fine acidity and fantastic purity.

 

Specifications
Appellation
Vire Clesse
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Age of vines
65 years old
Agricultural Practices
Biodynamic
Vinification
The vines are grafted on "Riparia Gloire de Montpellier" - an old root-stock that was obtained in 1880 - producing very low yields with magnificent small grapes of a deep gold color.
The small grapes ripen beautifully without a high degree of alcohol - they are picked on the last day of the harvest, and the aging in amphora gives the wine a great purity.
The wine is aged in 800-liter amphoras.

Reviews and News

2018 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Retour a la Terre - 91 PTS - WE

2018 Guillemot-Michel Vire Clesse Retour a la Terre - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts

 

 

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 91 pts

2017 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Retour à la Terre - 93 PTS - Decanter

2017 Guillemot Michel Viré-Clessé Retour à la Terre - 93 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"If you're going to buy a second-hand amphora in which to ferment your wine, it makes sense to do so from a producer as good as Guillaume Selosse in Champagne. Made with low-yielding fruit from 65-year-old vines in Quintaine, this has a lovely combination of grip and purity, showing freshness, focus and an appealingly earthy note. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022. - Tim Atkin MW"

- Decanter Magazine (November 1st 2018), 92 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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