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 2021 : After a winter characterized by marked variations in temperature and a summer like weather spring, a sudden and intense frost fell upon Burgundy early April and severely hit the buds that had formed on the vine. The months that followed were a succesion of rainy and warm episodes. During summer there were warm and humid periods. The harvest started at Chanson on September 15, under a bright sunshine. The white wines display floral fragrances mixed with pale fleshed fruit aromas. They are precise and tense but the volumes poduced are quite low.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances (acacia) mixed with citrus fruit aromas and green almond on a hint of spice. Well-balanced with a good tension. Precise and deep texture. Long and generous aftertaste with a hint of minerality. Score : 93/100 The World of Fine Wines - 90-93/100 Burghound
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with foie gras, all sorts of seafood, fish, white meat and certain cheeses like Comté or Citeaux.