Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Chalk, marl and limestone.
Site : The Premiers Crus vineyards of Domaine Chanson are aged in casks in the Bastion cellars. This cuvée is a blend of grapes sourced from selected plots among the Premiers Crus of the domaine located on the hill of Beaune.
The Vintage 2002 : The harvest took place at the end of September, several days after the official beginning of the harvest in order to obtain the best possible maturation of the berries. Excellent weather conditions prevailed in August and September and hence the good quality of the grapes. A severe pruning had been carried out in July 2002 to limit yields. Aging in oak casks during 10months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour with green tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit flavours (grapefruit) and fresh honey enhanced by a nice vanilla note. Fresh wine, lively, well-balanced, generous on a nice mineral note. Good persistence.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.