Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : Monthelie is a small village on the side of the hill which shelters Volnay as well. The Clos Gauthey is located in the heart of the appellation.
The Vintage 2020 : After a very mild winter, spring arrived with warm temperatures in March which engendered a very quick and sustained growth of the vines. After a very short frost episode early May with no consequence in the vineyards, a mild weather with some rains settled down until end of June. Summer was punctuated in July by several and quite long heat waves. Vineyards with a clay soil were less affected by the low level of rainfalls during spring and by the summer heat. The harvest in Burgundy started around August 20, which was historically early for the region. At Chanson, they started on August 24 under a bright sunshine. 2020 red wines are generous, concentrated and beautifully terroir-driven.
Tasting : Ruby colour. Delicate floral fragrances mixed with aromas of ripe black berries and cherries and on a hint of spice. Complex and well-balanced. Smooth and delicate texture. Long finish. Score : 93/100 WineAnorak
Food pairing : Red meat grilled or en sauce, game and all sorts of cheeses, especially our local cheeses like Epoisses, Citeaux and Langres.