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 2003 : An exceptionally early harvest end of August due to an outstanding hot summer. Grapes were extremely well mature with high concentration. Very low yields. Grapes had to be cooled down before pressing.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of red fruit (raspberry) and leather mixed with a hint of chocolate. Outstanding vanilla note. Ample, generous, concentrated, with a good aromatic combination. Tannins are present but not too edgy; Good persistence.
Food pairing : Can be enjoyed with red meat, grilled or "en sauce" and our local cheeses like Epoisses, Citeaux and Langres.