White Wine Chanson - Chablis

2016

 
Chanson - Chablis
Chanson - Chablis
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12206-16
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Vineyard

The village of Chablis, located in the northern most district of Burgundy, is known for producing steey, crispy wines with intense green-appley acidity and a firm, mineral backbone. Domaine Chanson makes a plot-based selection on hills ideally located in south of the village.

Vinification

Chanson vinifies all their wines 100% whole cluster. They believe the complexity and structure of the wines is greatly enhanced, and the vinification process is improved. The major condition is that grapes must be perfect in terms of ripeness and condition. You can count on one hand the estates dedicated to whole cluster vinification in this manner. Then Champagne-style fractional pressing is done: very precise pressings for the purest juice, with lots vinified separately in small tanks. The wine is for the most part left alone, as the philosophy is one of "infusion rather than construction."

Vintage

After a long winter and a gloomy spring, the summer was warm and sunny but with intervals of violent hail storms. The harvest took place in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. The difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the year and the hail storms have considerably impacted the yields in most of the wine regions but quality is there. The white wines are tense with citrus fruit aromas and a well-shaped acidity.

Wine

The village of Chablis, located in the northern most district of Burgundy, is known for producing steey, crisp wines with intense green-appley acidity and a firm, mineral backbone. Domaine Chanson makes a plot-based selection on hills ideally located in south of the village.

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