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 2006 : The weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. However, the sun appeared at the end of August and continued throughout September. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery have produced beautiful white wines with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak during 13 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Very refreshing floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit and honey. Delicate minerality and beautiful vanilla note. Well-structured and well-crafted. Very pure aromatic combination. Elegant minerality and well-integrated oak note. Good persistence.
Food pairing : Shellfish, fish and cheese (goat).