Domaine Chanson - Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - red - 2011 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"A small, acre-sized parcel gives a wine that has both great structure and finesse. It retains the natural fruitness of the vintage as well as a more defined texture. Concentration and densely ripe fruit are already finely integrated with the hints of wood. The wine speaks of long aging potential; don't drink before 2019." Score :95 Wine enthusiast - septembre 2014
" The big, supple, oak-driven wine has enough energy to sustain its substantial weight. Tethered by deeply rooted tannins, the wine's flavor keeps juicing up from underneath those tannins, bringing its grand intensity into balance.
Check on this eight to ten years from the vintage." Score : 91 Wine & Spirits - octobre 2014
"Nice intense volume, floral and large fruit, subtle length, gorgeous." Score : 92 Le Guide Bettane & Desseauve
One of the great historic producers of Burgundy, founded in 1750 and purchased by the Champagne Bollinger family in 1999, Chanson today is one of only six producers in Burgundy still remaining from the 18th century and earlier. Chanson has been meticulously managed since 1999 to become one of Burgundy’s top estates.
Domaine Chanson’s extensive holdings, and the extraordinary rigor and precision of their approach in the vineyards and cellars, result in wines of individuality and quality.
Chanson owns 111 acres in Burgundy, 62 of which are in Beaune, including their monopole Clos des Fèves, and important holdings of Clos des Mouches and Corton Vergennes. They farm organically, harvest all grapes and vinify all wines, both for their estate holdings and contracted vineyards. Requiring diligent viticulture and perfect ripeness, they vinify all whites and reds 100% whole cluster at their state of the art facility on the outskirts of Beaune.
Aging takes place in the Bastion they own, one of the 5 massive towers from the 15th century fortifications that encircle the heart of medieval Beaune. Once you have the opportunity to taste through their range, you will see the purity and complexity of their wines, ranging from their regional and village wines, to their greatest Grand Cru holdings.
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Food and wine pairing: Seafood, foie gras, fish in sauce or lobster. It goes particularly well with cheeses (Comté, Epoisses...)