Grape variety: Pinot Noir mass selection planted in 1951.
Soil: Very loamy clay-limestone, refreshed by the northern winds of the Bouze valley ... very slow ripening of Pinot preserving the aromas of fresh red fruit (black cherry, raspberry)
Location: On the hillside south of Beaune, this 2-hectare vineyard of Domaine Chanson is located mid-slope, facing East.
The 2012 Vintage: After a very cold winter, a cold and rainy spring, the mixed and stormy summer gave way in the second half of August to very good weather associated with high heat. The harvest took place in early September under bright sunshine. It should be noted that these climatic vagaries have resulted in very low yields. However, meticulous vinification and careful aging give wines of great aromatic purity and very fresh. Aging in oak barrels for 15 months.
Tasting: Beautiful ruby color. Aromas of cherries, raspberry on notes of violet. Nice vanilla note. Well balanced and supple. Bright texture. Complex on a very pure aromatic combination. Nice depth. Well integrated oak and ripe tannins. Nice length while elegance. Burghound - April 2013: Score 89-91
Food and wine pairing: Firm-fleshed fish (Saint Pierre) accompanied by a reduction in red wine, followed by a fillet of deer and cranberries just pan-fried. Dessert with chocolate and nougatine or giboulée of griottine.