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 2009 : After a cold winter and a beautiful spring, the hot summer was interrupted by stormy intervals which fortuitously took place when needed and thus facilitated growth and good maturation of the grapes. Harvest began early September with excellent weather conditions. Aging in oak (demi-muids) during 14 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Aromas of exotic fruit, mixed with toasty notes and honey. Beautiful minerality. Complex, deep and voluminous. Beautiful fruit combination. Harmonious. Well-integrated minerality. Delicate oak-note. Long and generous aftertaste.
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.