Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone with lots 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 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September 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. Long and careful macerations have allowed to enhance the fleshy texture and smooth and elegant tannins of the Pinot Noir. Aging in oak during 16 months
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Aromas of black and red berries mixed spices on a hint of vanilla. Beautiful texture and well-structured. Fresh and very pure fruit. Refined tannins and delicate oak note. Long aftertaste.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with roast meat or stew dishes as well as moderately nature cheeses.