Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : In the south of the Côte de Beaune, the terroirs of Puligny Montrachet produce 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 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 12 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Delicate floral fragrances mixed with fresh hazelnut aromas and hint of minerality. Well structured and compact. Very pure fruit. Good intensity. Delicate oak note. A hint of minerality on the finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, mild cheeses as well as certain goat cheeses.