Clos Varambon

Clos Varambon

Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
Varietal: Chardonnay
Vineyards: Clos Varambon
Orientation: North facing hilltop exposure
Average age of vines: 20 - 65 years
Principal soil type: Silt and clay above limestone base

The cuvée Clos Varambon is made from all the vines within the Clos (walled enclosure) located in the lieux-dit of Les Rontets which were planted after 1945. Included are various plots with different age and rootstock, adding up to a total surface of 5.5 hectares of which only one hectare of young vines aged less than 20 years.

The Clos Varambon is a wine conceived to be appreciated from its early age: this is why it is vinified it mostly large volume containers and without new oak, in order to have all the advantages of oak while keeping a more immediate and direct expression of the fruit. Depending on vintage, this cuvée can easily age from 6 to 10 years. As time goes by, the aromatic palate will evolve from white flowers and fresh fruits to an evocation of dry fruits, beeswax and spices.

Clos Varambon fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

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