(from full east-facing vines on a "millefeuille" of soils, including a lot of calcaire; done in 600-liter barrels): Bright yellow. Inviting aromas of peach, mandarine orange and minerals. Rich, fat, supple and easygoing; not hugely complex or intense but surprisingly energetic. Taut citrus and calcaire notes give lift to the finish, which leaves the mouth refreshed. Christine Saumize assured me that there's no Chardonnay Musqué planted in this vineyard. The crop level in 2016 was 55 hectoliters per hectare. Roger Saumaize noted that it was a dream of his to vinify Viré-Clessé. Drink: 2017-2022 (Nov17)
89 points | Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com

Great value can still be found in Burgundy! Saumaize-Michelin is a 9.5 ha estate located in Vergisson. They switched to Biodynamics back in 2005 and place great importance in the maintenance of the vineyards bacterial life and the management of flora and micro flora diversity. The estate sits upon a diverse mosaic soil and rocks which winemaker Roger Saumaize expresses through the different bottlings.


Grape Variety Chardonnay
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Saumaize-Michelin
SKU SZ1016