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 2010 : After a very cold Winter and a demanding Spring, the hot Summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity. Aging in oak during 15 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas. Delicate vanilla note. Well structured and lively. Very pure fruit. Lean, very precise. Well-integrated acidity. Elegant oak note. Long and refreshing aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.