Get to know: Gondard-Perrin, Viré-Clessé Aux Quarts
The wines of the lesser known appellation of Viré-Clessé can be an excellent place to look for excellent quality without the usual Burgundy price tag. This wine from Gondard-Perrin is exactly the kind of gem we hope to find. This a rich style of Chardonnay, with an excellent minerally acidity balancing the full, creamy texture.
Try this with a creamy chicken and mushroom soup.
This is a relatively new domaine, having been created in 2008. The Gondard familly have been ensconced in the Mâconnais village of Viré for centuries and have been vine growers since 1981. Until 2007 they were selling their grapes to the local co-op buy came to realise that their parcels of vines produced grapes of such good quality that they deserved to be vinified seperately and so created their own domaine and started to vinify and bottle the wines themselves.