Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marl,chalk and limestone
Site : White wines are very unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil "Hauts Marconnets" with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.
The Vintage 2003 : Exceptional due to a warm summer which incited an early harvest before the end of august. Low yields. Outstanding concentration and fully matured during the harvest.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Aromas of white fruits bursting with sunshine (apricot, peach) on a honeyed note, enhanced with a delicate hint of vanilla. It develops in the palate an aromatic combination of fruits. Generous, concentrated, well-structured and harmonious
Food pairing : Shellfish, fish and cheese (goat).