Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Stony soil of Limestone, clay and silica
Site : Chanson is one of the major owners of Clos des Mouches with a vineyard of 4.5 hectares. A sunny Terroir which benefits from an 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 2007 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak during 14 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Fragrances of lime blossom mixed with yellow fruit and vanilla on a hint of minerality. Well-balanced and complex. Well-shaped acidity on a light minerality and subtle oak notes. Good persistence.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with "foie gras", seafood and goat's cheese.