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 2005 : Harvest took place in the early days of September after a dry and very hot summer after a superb growing season - long and cold Winter followed by a rainy and humid Spring. Exceptional weather conditions for an exceptional vintage. Full maturation of the grapes and good concentration. Aging in oak casks during 13 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour with green tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with exotic fruit flavours and fresh honey enhanced by a delicate vanilla note. Generous, well-balanced and well-structured. Delicate oak note. Good persistence.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.