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 2004 : Harvest took place at the end of September after a cool and humid Summer with short periods of very hot weather. The "tri", sorting of the grapes was drastic to keep only the very ripe berries. The combination of strictly controlled yields, a good acidity and a meticulous vinification process results in a great vintage for white Burgundy. Aging in casks during 15 months
Tasting : Bright gold. Intense aromas of grapefruit, green almond and honey enhanced by a beautiful minerality and a subtle vanilla note. Elegant, well-balanced, complex and powerful. Well-integrated minerality and beautiful oak note. Dense and well-structured with a long aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, “foie gras”, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.