Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : In the south of the Côte de Beaune, the terroirs of Puligny Montrachet produces some of the greatest white Burgundies, including the famous Grand Cu Montrachet. The grapes vinified by Chanson are sourced from excellent plots of vineyards on mid-slope.
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 14 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Beautiful floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas and hint of minerality. Well structured. Slightly salty with a very pure fruit. Precise and elegant style. Delicate oak note. A hint of minerality on the finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, mild cheeses as well as certain goat cheeses.