Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Chalk, marl and limestone.
Site : The Premiers Crus vineyards of Domaine Chanson are aged in casks in the Bastion cellars. This cuvée is a blend of grapes sourced from selected plots among the Premiers Crus of the domaine located on the hill of Beaune.
The Vintage 2020 : After a very mild winter, spring arrived with warm temperatures in March which engendered a very quick and sustained growth of the vines. After a very short frost episode early May with no consequence in the vineyards, a mild weather with some rains settled down until end of June. Summer was punctuated in July by several and quite long heat waves. Vineyards with a clay soil were less affected by the low level of rainfalls during spring and by the summer heat. The harvest in Burgundy started around August 20, which was historically early for the region. At Chanson, they started on August 24 under a bright sunshine. 2020 white wines are showing a lot of energy, with a very precise texture and a beautiful aromatic combination of exotic fruit mixed with yellow fleshed fruit and toasted bread.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of exotic fruit (mango) and citrus fruit on a hint spice. Well-structured and complex. Precise and tight texture. Long finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, white meat and some goat cheeses.