Domaine Chanson

Le Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015

Burgundy

This serious Bourgogne Blanc is pale gold in color with intense aromas of citrus fruit, green almond and an underlying minerality. On the palate, it is well-balanced, with very pure fruit and a racy acidity. The finish is refreshing. It’s perfect with charcuterie, pâté and goat cheese.

VINEYARD

Grapes are sourced from the clay and limestone slopes of the Cote Chalonnaise and the Cote de Beaune, which produces an usual Bourgogne Blanc.

WINEMAKING

The wine is for the most part left alone, as the philosophy is one of “infusion rather than construction.” The wine is vinified 100% whole cluster to extract a deeper color and enhance the structure and aromatic complexity. The major condition is that the grapes must be perfect in terms of ripeness and condition. Chanson also strives to maximize the preservation of fresh fruit characteristics, which is why grapes are chilled immediately on arrival in a proprietary tunnel that provides a very quick chill with no oxygen exposure. Then, Champagne-style fractional pressing is practiced to gently extract the purest juice. Oak is used conservatively, with no more than 20% for the whites.

VINTAGE

After a cold winter and a mild spring, the weather conditions in Summer were perfect and enabled a perfect maturation of the grapes. The harvest took place mid September under a bright sunshine. The white wines develop aromas of exotic fruit mixed with floral fragrances.

TASTING NOTE

Pale gold colour. Delicate aromas of exotic fruit and fresh honey on a hint of minerality. Well-structured with a well-integrated acidity. Refreshing aftertaste with zesty notes.

Color

White

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

Appellation

Burgundy

Suggested Retail Price

$25.00

Trade Materials

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