An Excellent Value in Premier Cru White Burgundy
Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marl, chalk, and limestone
Site : White wines are very unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil "Hauts Marconnets" with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.
The Vintage 2019 : .After a mild winter, spring settled down with important variations of temperatures and abundant rain which engendered millerandage (small berries). Summer was warm punctuated by several heat waves and a few thunderstorms épisodes which brought some water. The harvest started mid september under a bright sunshine. After a mild pressing, the wines are aged in oak casks for a period of 12 up to 14 months in our XVth century cellar. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Fragrances of lime blossom mixed with expressive aromas of white orchard fruit (pear, appel) on a hint of minerality. Good-balanced and precise. Beautiful fruit. Delicate oak note. Long and slightly spicy finish. Food pairing : Shellfish, grilled seascallops, fish and cheese (goat).