Maison Chanson - Bourgogne Chardonnay - white - 2016 - 750 ml
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering. The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place mid september under a bright sunshine. The white wines are precise and taut and develop very pure aromas. This wine has a pale gold colour and tasting displays delicate floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit on a hint of minerality. Well-structured and precise with a well-integrated acidity. Refreshing aftertaste with zesty notes.” Domaine Chanson
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.
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Soil: Clay and limestone
Site: Côte Chalonnaise, Côte d'Or and more specifically Côte de Beaune.
Food pairing: Pâté, fish, charcuterie, and many goat cheeses.