Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Bourgogne Pinot Noir is the only Chanson cru that is partly vinified by itself, but don’t let that make you think this is a lesser wine. It has plenty of crunchy cranberry fruit on the nose that sits nicely midway between Burgundy and the Loire. The palate is clean and fresh with soft red berry fruit laced with green bell pepper and a touch of spice, with satisfactory substance on the finish. You would not expect anything more from a generic red Burgundy. Drink now. (Aug 2014)
Grapes are exclusively sourced from select vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, from plots of Domaine Chanson and from Terroirs located in the south of the Cote de Beaune.
|The Chanson estate produces over a quarter of its own fruit requirements. The other grapes are sourced from growers selected according to their commitment to quality in alignment with Chanson’s quality Charter.
Individual plot selection produces fruit which also remains separate through the fermentation and ageing processes. The soil is ploughed to encourage the vines to extend their roots more deeply and therefore better express the typicity of the Terroir. All the grapes are hand-picked at optimum maturity.