Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Limestone and clay
Site : This 2 hectare vineyard is located on the upper part of the hill, facing east. This vineyard was owned in the XIIIth century by a Canon of Beaune, Jean Bressand, hence the name "Bressandes".
The Vintage 2002 : The harvest took place at the end of September, several days after the official beginning of the harvest in order to obtain the best possible maturation of the berries. Excellent weather conditions prevailed in August and September and hence the good quality of the grapes. A severe pruning had been carried out in July 2002 to limit yields. Aging in oak casks during 18 months. "Coup de coeur" award by Guide Hachette -2005 edition- for this 2002 Beaune Bressandes 1er Cru, Domaine Chanson
Tasting : Red ruby colour with purple nuances. Intense aromas of red fruit (raspberry) mixed with toasted bread and a beautiful vanilla note. This wine has breed and develops a beautiful aromatic combination enhanced by an elegant oak note and a beautiful tannic structure.
Food pairing : White meat, roast, lamb and all cheeses especially the local cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux) as well as some goat cheeses.