Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : Chanson owns a vineyard of 5.4 hectares in premier Cru "Les Vergelesses". The plot is located in a hollow at the bottom of the hill of Corton and its clay and limestone soil combination gives wines with a specific structure.
The Vintage 2017 : After a classic winter, spring settled down with warm températures but a cool weather in April slackened down the evolution of the vines. May was rainy and was followed by a warm summer with heat waves. However, a few thunderstorms épisodes brought enough rain to allow the maturation of the grapes to continue. The harvest started early september with an excellent sanitary level of the grapes. Vinification : whole bunch fermentation for approximately two weeks, the wines are then aged in our XVth century cellar for a period between 14 and 18 months. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Dark ruby. Fragrances of violet mixed with aromas of ripe dark berries and hazelnut mixed with spices. Complex, well-structured. Onctuous texture. Tense with muscular tannins. Outstanding finish with a hint of minerality. 16+/20 JANCIS ROBINSON
Food pairing : Enjoy with grilled steack and a wide selection of French cheeses, in particular Brie.