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 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Meticulous vinifications and aging have enabled us to tame the vibrant acidity of the white wines. Aging in oak during 14 months.
Tasting : Pale gold color. Intense citrus fruit aromas mixed with fresh butter notes and spices on a hint of minerality. Generous with a good volume. Opulent with an onctuous texture. Well-shaped acidity. Persistent and mineral aftertaste.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with seafood and goat's cheese.