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 2013 : After a long Winter and a gloomy Spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity. Aging in oak during 11 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Delicate floral fragrances mixed with white pear and fresh almond aromas. Delicate vanilla note. Well structured with a beautiful texture. Very pure fruit. Complex and finely grained. Well-integrated acidity. Delicate oak note. Long and elegant aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.