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 the Count of Vergennes, who was counselor to Louis XVI and signatory for the Treaty of Independence with the United States of America
The Vintage 1999 : Ideal meteorological conditions. Limited pluviometry. Optimal harvest conditions and good maturity of the grapes.
Tasting : Beautiful gold colour. Intense aromas of pale fleshed fruit (pear) coated with honey mixed with toasted "Brioche" aromas and vanilla. Elegant, ample, generous and well balanced. Excellent aromatic combination with a hint of minerality. Very long finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, “foie gras”, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.