Maison Chanson - Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru - 2012
WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“Dark ruby colour. Intense aromas of black berries mixed with spices on a hint of vanilla. Complex and dense. Silky texture. Elegant oak note and well-crafted tannins. Outstanding persistence.” 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. 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.
From: France, Burgundy, Cote de Nuits, Vougeot
Variety: Pinot Noir
Soil: Clay and limestone
Site: The vineyard is ideally located in the heart of the famous Clos de Vougeot, nearby the Chateau.
Food pairing: It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.