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 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 wines with very pure aromas and a very fresh structure. Aging in oak casks during 15 months.
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Aromas of dark berries and earthy notes mixed spices on a hint of vanilla. Beautiful texture and well-structured. Complex with an elegant texture. Well-integrated tannins and delicate oak note. Long aftertaste.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with roast meat or stew dishes as well as moderately nature cheeses.