Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone with clay
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 2.5 hectares is planted with Pinot Noir on a limestone subsoil covered with clay.
The Vintage 2002 : The harvest took place at the end of September, several days after the official beginning of the harvest in order to obtain the best possible maturation of the berries. Excellent weather conditions prevailed in August and September and hence the good quality of the grapes. A severe pruning had been carried out in July 2002 to limit yields. Aging in oak casks during 18 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of red berries (raspberries, red berries ) mixed with spicy nuances and enhanced by a beautiful vanilla note. This wine is elegant with a lot of breed. It is lively with depth and develops an array of aromas of red berries enhanced by a subtle oak note. This wine is well-balanced, concentrated and full-bodied with a good persistence.
Food pairing : Can be enjoyed with red meat, grilled or "en sauce" and our local cheeses like Epoisses, Citeaux and Langres.