Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone with clay
Site : "Les Marconnets" are located in the Northern hint of the Appelation Beaune 1er Cru. The name of this vineyard referred to the german tribe "Marcomans". Chanson owns 4 ha, i.e, 40% of the vineyard.
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 wines with very pure aromas and a very fresh structure. Aging in oak casks during 16 months.
Tasting : Deep ruby colour. Floral notes of rose petal and violet mixed with red currant and wet stone. Subtle vanilla note. Well-structured with a complex texture. Energetic and tension-filled. Firm base of tannins. Long finish. Burghound : Score 90-93 - April 2014
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with white or red meat, grilled or roasted, games and all sorts of cheeses especially all the cheeses produces in Burgundy (Epoisses, Langres, Citeaux, Ami du Chambertin).