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 cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy, which engendered a late flowering. The summer was warm and dry. September was warm and the harvest took place mid September under bright sunshine. The white wines are precise and taut, with very pure aromas.

Estate

One of the great historic producers of France, 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.

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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