Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Mix of limestone and clay.
Site : Four different plots of vineyards from selected "vignerons". Two are located on mid slope for finesse and minerality, the two others are situated around the village for more richness and depth.
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. Vinified by Chanson and aging in oak casks during 10 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances (hawthorn) mixed with fresh almond and citrus fruit enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Classy and appealing wine. Complex fruit combination underlined by a hint of spiciness. Generous, well-balanced, concentrated with a good persistence.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with foie gras, grilled fish, white meat and strong cheeses (Epoisses, Roquefort and Munster).