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 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 very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 13 months.
Tasting : Pale gold color. Intense aromas of citrus peel and pear mixed with floral fragrances on a hint of minerality. Generous with a good volume. Opulent with a mouth-coating texture. Elegant oak note. Persistent and mineral aftertaste. Score : 90 - Burgundy Report 2012 - Tim Atkin - 2014
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with seafood and goat's cheese.