Le Clos Reyssié - Philippe Valette
A very expressive nose, with notes of brioche, hazelnut, mango, curry, and acacia... On the palate: beautiful tension, balance, boasting lovely bitter notes. An exceptional cuvée!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2030
For the first time, a non-vintage Clos Reyssié, Baptiste and Philippe had been thinking about it for a long time, and it will probably be that way for future vintages! Chardonnay, from 70-year-old vines, grown on clay and limestone soil. Manual harvest and slow pressing. Very long aging (nearly 10 years for some of the juices) on fine lees in barrels that have seen 3 to 5 wines, then in vats. This is the entire harvest of 2012, 2013 and 2014, completed with a barrel from 2016 and one from 2018. Neither filtered nor fined, without added sulphites.
Philippe Valette represents the third generation of vignerons to run this 8.5 ha estate (15 ha if we count the vines of his brother Baptiste) located in Chaintré, a village on the border between the Mâconnais and Beaujolais appellations. The estate has been cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics since 1992 – not that it’s certified as such. The young rebel vignerons they once...All wines
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