Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marl,chalk and limestone
Site : White wines are very unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil "Hauts Marconnets" with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.
The Vintage 2005 : Harvest took place in the early days of September after a dry and very hot summer after a superb growing season - long and cold winter followed by a rainy and humid spring. Exceptional weather conditions for an exceptional vintage. Full maturation of the grapes and good concentration. Aging in cask during 13 months
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with aromas of citrus fruit, almond and honey. Beautiful vanilla note. Elegant, well-structured and generous. Beautiful aromatic combination enhanced by a well-integrated minerality and a delicate oak note. Long aftertaste.
Food pairing : Shellfish, fish and cheese (goat).