Varichon & Clerc

Varichon & Clerc

By Velier

Varichon & Clerc's entry into the Velier catalogue dates back to 1947, when the company did not yet belong to the Gargano family. It can therefore be said that Varichon & Clerc is one of the most historic and long-lived brands imported by Velier, and has been in our catalogue for almost 70 years. It is in fact the only branded product that Velier had before our entry: a small winery producing with the classic method, fully part of the Italian nightclub history.

Overview

History

The Maison, founded in 1901 in the town of Seyssel in the department of Ain, is one of the oldest and most important wineries in the region producing Traditional Method sparkling wines. The official proclamation of the small AOC Seyssel dates back to 1943 and was the first sparkling wine AOC in France after Champagne. In 1996, the maison became part of the Boisset family of wineries. The Varichon & Clerc wine cellar is located in the hills of Savoie, France, surrounded by the Alps and a continental micro-climate, characterised by significant temperature fluctuations, which favour the production of fragrant white wines with vibrant acidity.

Production method

The wines are made from the best local grapes: Altesse (famous for bringing freshness and floral notes), Molette and Jacquère (well known for their prominent earthy aromas). The Varichon & Clerc Brut Blanc de Blancs is a classic method sparkling wine made from a blend of five different white grape varieties and aged for 15 months on the lees. The Varichon & Clerce Dry Rosé is a lively and very pleasant classic method sparkling wine made from a cuvée of 4 varieties whose proportions vary from year to year and aged for 9 months on the lees.

Country: France
Region: Savoy

Fondazione: 1950

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