Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones
Site : Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune are the major operators of this very small single vineyard located 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 2007 : After a very warm spring, 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. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aged in French oak during 13 months
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Fragrances of white flowers (acacia) mixed with yellow fruit aromas and honey underlined by a hint of vanilla. The attack is mineral. It is generous and well-balanced with a good acidity and a good density. Very long and straightforward finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.