Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone with clay
Site : The vineyard of "Clos du Roi" is located below "Les Marconnets" on a fold in the hill. This old property of the Dukes of Burgundy was annexed by King Louis XI of France after the death of Charles the Bold. Chanson owns around 3 ha, i.e. 35% of the total climat appellation. 2/3 of the surface owned by Chanson are planted with Pinot Noir.
The Vintage 2010 : 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 and gave rise to an exceptional phenolic maturity. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. This results in red wines with a crunchy flesh and an explosion of red fruits marvelously combined with the minerality of the terroirs. Aged in French oak during 16 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of ripe red berries and black plum mixed with spicy nuances and a delicate vanilla note. Well balanced and generous. Very pure fruit. Smooth Texture. Well-integrated tannins and delicate oak note. Refreshing and long aftertaste on sweet red berries. Wine & Spirit - October 2013 : Score 93 Wine Spectator - June 2013 : Score 91
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with red meat grilled or en sauce and French cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux or goat).