Bret Brothers, Climat "Sous Les Plantes", Viré Clissé, France
Viré-Clesse Climat «Sous Les Plantes » shares only the Appellation Viré-Clessé with « La Verchère ». Indeed, the « Sous les Plantes » is situated South of Viré on a terroir reminiscent of Clessé, on a more silty soil.
« I beg your pardon ? ? Did you say Silty ? ? » Well, yes, great Burgundy may also grow on soil other than clay and limestone. The soil is ploughed and the Bret Brothers have selected very fine 55 to 75 year-old vines. A full-bodied wine with gobs of fruit.
Clay and silt. Facing East. South of Viré, near Clessé. Hand-picked grapes, whole berries pressing, 100% vinified and aged in oak barrel (of 228 liters each) for 11 months.
“nose is combined with stony and mineral shades of the terroir and abundant tones of mature apples. in the mooth the wine is juicy, rich, lively, fresh, perfectly balanced, with rich tones of white fruit, crispy lemon and lime. The aftertaste is linear, elegant and harmonious.”