Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marl,chalk and limestone
Site : White wines are very unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil "Hauts Marconnets" with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.
The Vintage 2004 : Harvest took place at the end of September after a cool and humid Summer with short periods of very hot weather. The "tri", sorting of the grapes was drastic to keep only the very ripe berries.
Tasting : Pale gold colour with emerald tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with refreshing aromas of green almond and citrus fruit enhanced by a beautiful mineral note. Elegant, refined and well-structured. Beautiful aromatic combination supported by a delicate minerality and a subtle oak note.
Food pairing : Shellfish, fish and cheese (goat).