Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones
Site : A very small single vineyard shared between Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune on a hump of the hill of Corton. The vineyard used to belong to Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes, born in Dijon, who was counselor to Louis XVI. Count of Vergennes signed with Benjamin Franklin the Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States. With this Treaty France was the first country in the world to recognize the United States of America.
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak casks during 12 months.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Aromas of peach, apple and pear mixed with spices and vanilla. Beautiful minerality. Complex, deep and energetic. Onctuous with a tight texture and a well-shaped minerality. Long and generous finish. Score : 93 Burgundy report - Tim Atkin - 2014
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.