Chanson - Vire Clesse2015
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Wine Spectator 91
Very pure, this white delivers expressive aromas and flavors of peach, apple, spice and oyster shell. Lingers on the finish, with elements of spice and brown butter. Drink now through 2020.
by WS, Wine Spectator , 2017
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.
Pale gold color. Very refreshing aromas of citrus fruit (grapefruit) mixed with fresh honey enhanced by a hint of minerality. Well-structured and tense. Well-integrated acidity and beautiful minerality. Energetic aftertaste.
The appellation lies in the heart of the Macon winegrowing region, just south of the Cote d'Or. The two villages, Vire and Clesse, form a unique "terroir" on slopes facing South-East. In Vire, the soil is chalky with large layers of clay. In Clesse, the soil structure is slightly different, with a combination of chalk and clay mixed with liasic marls combined with oyster- fossils, giving the wine an underlying minerality. This is one of the best white wines of the region, combining suppleness and minerality
After a cool and rainy winter and frost in April, the warm and dry weather in spring was perfect for the flowering. In July and August the weather was more demanding but it became fine again early September, with a true Indian summer which enabled a perfect maturation for the grapes. The
harvest took place in mid-September under bright sunshine. The white wines developed very pure zesty aromas mixed with floral fragrances.