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Clos des MouchesBeaune 1er Cru 2010

Beaune Clos des Mouches Chardonnay
1er Cru 2010

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Stony soil of Limestone, clay and silica

Site : Chanson is one of the major owners of Clos des Mouches with a vineyard of 4.5 hectares. A sunny Terroir which benefits from an ideal location on the hill at the southern end of the vineyards of Beaune on a spur pointing toward Pommard . A plot of 2 hectares on the upper side of the hill is planted with Chardonnay on a limestone subsoil covered with sand.

The Vintage 2010 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by cold and rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The white wines are tense with a tight texture underlined by a mineral overlay and an outstanding acidity. Aging in oak during 14 months.

Tasting : Pale gold color. Intense citrus fruit aromas mixed with apple and spices. Subtle minerality and delicate oak note. Generous with a good volume. Onctuous texture. Well-shaped acidity and delicate oak note. Long and savory aftertaste.

Food pairing : To be enjoyed with "foie gras", seafood and goat's cheese.