"Vireuil" derives from the verb "vire" which means to go round, like the path going round the vineyard.

The season begins with a mild and dry winter, leading to an early start to the growing cycle. A significant episode of frost occurred on the Chardonnay on April 5 then on the Pinot Noir on April 14, causing a harvest loss (30% to 50%). A cooling at the beginning of June leads to capricious flowering. This causes runoff and further reduces yields while concentrating the aromas. The hot summer induces water stress in certain places which delays the maturity of the grapes. Because the berries are small and few number, the sugar level in the grapes is naturally high but the lack of water helped maintain good acidity.


Terroir located on the top of the hill, near the village of Auxey Duresses. It is a brown limestone, more or less stony soil. Blending of vineyards from the parts of Dessus and Dessous (upper and lower parts).

Wine-Growing method : Sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
Sol : Calcareous Clay

Production area
16,05 ha
300-350 m
Average age of vines
41 years


100% Chardonnay

At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press .
100 % whole berries
Finning: yes
Filtration : yes

17 months (whose 6 months in stainless steel tank) 100 % oak barrels (whose 18% of new oak)

14,5% vol.


Tasting note

A wine that develops a complex and full-bodied aromatic range with notes of toasted bread and honey. This is coupled with a beautiful delicacy due to its location on the hillside. This racy wine is pure and straight, and carries a good ageing potential.

Food pairings

Ideal with fatted chicken in cream sauce and Epoisse cheese.



Should be drunk between