Chanson’s Meursault is a village wine with Premier Cru standards. The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth.
The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers, including arguably the two best village crus, Vireuils and Les Clous. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth. The soil is a mixture of limestone and clay.
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. 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.
After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavors. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer.
Pale gold color. Intense and refreshing aromas of citrus-fruit mixed with pear and nuts on a hint of vanilla. Complex and well crafted. Tight and coating texture. Clean and precise finish.
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