Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Limestone, clay and silica
Site : Chanson is one of the major owners of Clos des Mouches with a vineyard of 4.5 hectares. Ideal location on the hill at the southern end of the vineyards of Beaune on a spur pointing toward Pommard . A plot of 2 hectares on the upper side of the hill is planted with Chardonnay on a limestone subsoil covered with sand.
The Vintage 2006 : The weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. However, the sun appeared at the end of August and continued throughout September. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery have produced beautiful white wines with fantastic acidity. Aged in French oak for 10 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Fragrances of lime blossom mixed with grapefruit aromas, honey and vanilla. Well-structured, complex, generous and well-balanced. Well-integrated minerality and subtle oak notes. Good persistence.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with "foie gras", seafood and goat's cheese. Gold Medal International Wine Challenge 2008