Founded in 1750, Chanson is one of the most famous houses in Burgundy. The estate is located in a bastion erected in the early 16th century as a watchtower with 8-meter thick walls, nicknamed "La Tour des Filles" and today dedicated to the maturation of the house's wines. Well known to lovers of great Burgundy wines, the Domaine Chanson offers confidential vintages that brilliantly reveal the expression of the greatest wine-producing villages of the Côte de Beaune.
The Chanson estate covers 45 hectares of vineyards located in the most beautiful appellations of the Côte de Beaune, exclusively in Premiers and Grands Crus (Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Beaune, Savigny-Les-Beaune, Corton).
The climat from which this Corton Grand Cru Vergennes comes is mainly exploited by the Domaine Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune. Located on a hillside of the Corton hill facing east, this small vineyard with a very stony clay-limestone soil was the property of the Count of Vergennes, minister of King Louis XVI, who co-signed with Benjamin Franklin the Franco-American Alliance Treaty in 1778.
If 2019 starts with a mild winter, the spring is marked by temperature variations and a significant rainfall, leading to a lot of millerandage. The scorching summer was punctuated by thunderstorms that saved the vineyard.
Vinification and ageing
A soft pressing precedes a traditional vinification. The wine is aged for 12 to 14 months in the 15th century Bastion with a moderate proportion of new barrels.
The 2019 Corton Grand Cru Vergennes from Domaine Chanson is a 100% chardonnay.
The 2019 Corton Grand Cru Vergennes from Domaine Chanson seduces with its balance, elegance and intense white-fleshed fruit notes.