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 counsellor to Louis XVI and signatory for the Treaty of Independence with the United States of America.
The Vintage 2010 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity. Aging in oak during 12 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Aromas of pale fleshed fruit (apple) mixed with toasty notes and honey. Beautiful minerality. Complex, deep and voluminous. Beautiful ripe fruit combination. Well-integrated minerality. Delicate oak-note. Tightly focused finish very mineral and chalky at the end.
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.