Vire-Clesse is a relatively new appellation of southern Burgundy and the most recently created of the region's communal titles. This appellation was intended to single out a small area not covered by the more-prestigious Pouilly titles, but capable of producing white wines of quality. The appellation's laws permitted only the driest of white wines. Vire-Clesse wines are as dry as the famously austere wines of Chablis. This classic Vire-Clesse wine offers aromas of acacia flowers and exotic fruits, and an appealing mineral, flinty undertone known as pierre a fussil (gunflint).