Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones
Site : A very small single vineyard shared between Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune on a hump of the hill of Corton. The vineyard used to belong to Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes, born in Dijon, who was counselor to Louis XVI. Count of Vergennes signed with Benjamin Franklin the Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States. With this Treaty France was the first country in the world to recognize the United States of America.
The Vintage 2016 : After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering. The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place at the end of the month under a bright sunshine.Vinification : after a mild pressing, the wines are aged in wooden casks in our XVth century cellars for 12 - 14 months. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Pale gold color with emerald tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas on a hint of minerality. Bright attack. Well-structured and dense with a tight texture. Long and deep aftertaste with a salty finish. Score: 92 Burghound - 17.5 Jancis Robinson
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.