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Clessé, Saône-et-Loire


Coordinates: 46°25′02″N 4°48′56″E / 46.4172°N 4.8156°E / 46.4172; 4.8156Coordinates: 46°25′02″N 4°48′56″E / 46.4172°N 4.8156°E / 46.4172; 4.8156

Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Lugny
Intercommunality Mâconnais–Val de Saône
 • Mayor Gilbert Mornand
 • Land1 10.06 km2 (3.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 833
 • Population2 density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71135 / 71260
Elevation 200–326 m (656–1,070 ft)
(avg. 260 m or 850 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Clessé is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.


Main article: Viré-Clessé

Vineyards of Clessé are part of the appellation d'origine contrôlée Viré-Clessé, which is used for white wines from Chardonnay grapes. Before 1999, the wines used to be called Mâcon-Clessé.

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