Out of stock
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Chardonnay (100%)
Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with pale fleshed fruit aromas (pear). Delicate vanilla note. Complex and well balanced. Dense and deep texture. Long and lively finish.
Wine Enthusiast 92 / 100
“A blend of three plots just outside Premier Cru vineyards, this ripe, robust expression of Chassagne-Montrachet is packed with juicy pear and lemon flavors, with a saline edge. Matured 12 to 14 months in a combination of new and old oak, it's lavishly toasty, accented by hints of smoke and charred vanilla bean balanced by steely acidity and a lingering, pleasantly creamy finish. At peak now–2030.“ - Annie Lee
Burghound.com 92 / 100
“Once again there are suggestions of the exotic present in the form of passion fruit, viognier and dried orange peel on the white peach and citrus blossom aromas. The medium-bodied flavors are rich to the point of opulence with a suave mouthfeel that contrasts moderately with the bracingly dry but balanced finale. Worth a look.”
Falstaff 93 / 100
“Ripe Lemon, subtle smoke and creamy hazelnut on the nose immediately promise ripeness. The palate obliges with concentration, roundness and impact - but importantly - also with balance and lovely freshness. This is a mouthful of wine, still elegant, but with all elements and flavours switched to high volume.” - Anne Krebiehl
About the Winery:
Though modest in size, Chanson Père & Fils is one of the oldest of Beaune’s great négociant houses, having been founded in 1750 by Simon Verry. The Chanson family, already vineyard owners in Beaune, Savigny and Pernand, took control during the 19th century. In 1999 the company was sold to Bollinger, who appointed Gilles de Courcel to run the business in 2002. The company has kept its old headquarters and maturation cellars in the ‘bastion’, a late medieval stone tower which was one of Beaune’s principal fortifications, with a more modern vinification facility on the edge of town towards Savigny, built in 1974 and undergoing modernisation and extension between 2008 and 2010.
The wines are made by Jean-Pierre Confuron, of Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot in Vosne-Romanée, whose brother Yves supervises Gilles de Courcel’s family domaine in Pommard. The new team has made considerable improvements, beginning in the vineyards which are now plowed and no longer fertilized. From 2009 the domaine vineyards will be organic. Unusually amongst the major négociants, Chanson reds are made with a good proportion of the stems included. The majority of the wines see about 30 per cent new oak during maturation, with François Frères favored for red-wine barrels and Damy for white.
The Chanson Domaine, increased to 45 hectares by some shrewd purchases in 2006, provides about a quarter of the company’s production which extends to Chablis, the Mâconnais and the Beaujolais. Its own vineyards are entirely in the Côte de Beaune.
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …