Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : In the south of the Côte de Beaune, the terroirs of Puligny Montrachet produce some of the greatest white Burgundies, including the famous Grand Cu Montrachet. The grapes vinified by Chanson are sourced from excellent plots of vineyards on mid-slope.
The Vintage 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Aging in oak during 14 months.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Delicate floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas and hint of minerality. Well structured and compact. Good depth of fruit. Good intensity. Delicate oak note. A hint of minerality on the finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, fish, mild cheeses as well as certain goat cheeses.