Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone with lot of stones
Site : Chanson owns 3 ha in this climat located in the Premiers Crus area of Santenay, small village in the South of the Côte de Beaune. The plot is at the top of the hill and is positioned on two levels. The large proportion of stones gives to the wine a very special minerality which emphasizes the typicality of the Pinot Noir.
The Vintage 2008 : After a beautiful 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 cold wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Aging in oak during 15 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of black berries mixed with mild spices and a hint of vanilla. Well-structured, fleshy. Generous texture. Very pure fruit. Fine grained tannins. Long aftertaste.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with roast meat or stew dishes as well as moderately nature cheeses.