Clos de Loyse is a 22.3 acres Clos attached to a Castle of medieval origin. It was the land of the Lords of Loyse until 1643 when Carthusian monks took over and cultivated chardonnay there until the French Revolution. Chardonnay vines are grown a few kilometers away from Fuissé yet on a very different terroir from the rest of Southern Burgundy with alluvial soil lying on a granite bedrock, giving its wines a fruitier character. The traditional Mâconnais arch pruning allows controlled yields and a perfect acidity/sugar balance.

Tasting Note

This white offers a bright and energetic initial impression, with lively acidity and sleek texture. Citrus flavors are enhanced by subtle earth and saline notes, as the flavor profile expands over the elegant finish.

Food Pairing

On the palate it offers both crisp freshness and fruity aromas making it a perfect seafood companion, fish, or chicken curry, or summer starters.

Unique Selling Points
  • Burgundian chardonnay with a heritage spanning hundreds of years on this site.
  • Unique for the region, where chardonnay represents less than 5% of total production.
  • Ideal entry-level white with tremendous value and versatility.
  • Sustainably farmed and moving gradually toward full organic certification.

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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