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 2012 : After a very cold Winter and a cold Spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 12 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with green apple and fresh almond aromas. Delicate vanilla note. Well structured with a beautiful texture. Very pure fruit. Lean, very precise and taut. Well-integrated acidity. Delicate oak note. Long and elegant aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.