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 2008 : After a very warm Spring, the weather at the start of Summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak during 11 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour with green tinges. Delicate fragrances of lime-blossom mixed with citrus fruit aromas. Delicate vanilla note. Well structured and lively. Beautiful texture. Lean, very precise. Well-integrated acidity. Delicate oak note and long and refreshing aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.