Domaine Chanson - Chassagne Montrachet - white - 2018 - 750ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Tasting shows very fresh floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas and white fleshed fruit on a hint of minerality. Well-structured and complex. Delicate and tight texture. Long and refreshing finish with a salty touch.” Maison 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.
The Vintage 2016
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.
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Soil: Clay and limestone
Site: Three plots of vineyards from selected "vignerons", ideally located in the heart of the village of Chassagne Montrachet - close to the Premiers Crus area. South, South-East orientation.
Vinification: after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 10 to 14 months in oak casks in our cellars of the XVth century. Moderate proportion of new oak.
Food pairing: To be enjoyed with foie gras, grilled fish, white meat and strong cheeses (Epoisses, Roquefort and Munster).