Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Limestone
Site : Les Preuses is the Grand Cru of Chablis at the Northern end of the Grand Cru area. It is one of the smallest Grand Cru Climat and covers 11.4 ha. The vines selected by Chanson are ideally located right in the heart of the plot. This brings to the wine the specific minerality of this terroir.
The Vintage 2008 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery has produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of apple and green almond underlined by a hint of vanilla. Expressive minerality. Well balanced and well-structured. Dense with a beautiful texture. Very pure fruit underlined by a well-defined minerality and a well-integrated acidity. Long and refreshing finish.
Food pairing : Foie gras, shellfish, fish, white meat as well as some goat cheeses.