Founded in 1750, Chanson is one of the five grand "shippers" of Burgundy's Côte d'Or- an estate steeped in centuries-old tradition and rich in viticultural history. As a négociant (winemaker and merchant) and a domaine (vineyard estate), Chanson has represented the best of Burgundy for more than 250 years, growing its own grapes, partnering with other growers, bottling, selling, and shipping its own wines.
Chanson's holdings comprise some of Burgundy's most coveted vineyards. Located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune (the historical center of Burgundy) and surrounded by some of the greatest vineyards in the world, Chanson can count French philosophe Voltaire, romantic poet Lamartine, and the Bonaparte family among its clients.
Its celebrated bastion, a 15th-century fortress first rented and then acquired in 1794 to cellar the wines, is an internationally celebrated icon of Burgundy (the largest of six bastions that form part of the wall surrounding the city of Beaune).
To visit Chanson is to travel back in time and experience the magic of the 1000-year-old tradition of winemaking. Chanson still vinifies and cellars its wines in the bastion as it has for over 200 years. The 10-meter thick walls of this ancient fortress make it ideal for winemaking.
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Pale gold in color. Floral fragrances mixed with fresh citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp opening follwed by a tight acidity. Refreshing and mineral finish.
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Pale gold color. Delicate aromas of fern, citrus fruit and fresh honey enhanced by a hint of minerality. Well-structured, beautiful minerality. Well-integrated acidity with a generous aftertaste.
A fine, dry aperitif, great with light seafood and raw vegetable hors d'oeuvres. more
This 2011 Chablis is a pale gold color. Aromas of grape fruit mixed with floral fragrances on a delicate minerality. This is a wine that is pure, linear and well-defined with good structure. There is a beaufitul aromatic comibination and refreshing mineral finish, straight and of good length. more
Bright red color with dark purple nuances. Intense aromas of
red berries mixed with liquorice and spices. This wine is complex, with very pure fruit. There is a tight and crunchy texture, alsong with a long and refreshing finish.
A super everyday Burgundy, ideal with braised and roasted meats,... more
Chanson Chablis is a pale gold with emerald tinges. It has very refreshing aromas of citrus fruit and green apple. On the palate, it is firm, zesty and linear with balanced citrus and green apple flavors. With a lingering, silky, mineral finish. Made with 100% Chardonnay more
Vire Clesse is pale gold in color. It displays floral fragrances mixed with fresh citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. This wine has a crisp opening follwed by a tight acidity and refreshing, mineral finish. more
Bright red with dark purple nuances. Intense aromas of red currant and liquorice with a hint of spice. This wine is concentrated and complex. Refreshing and lively. Very pure fruit aromas. Spicy nuances in the finish.
Chanson Chablis is a pale gold with emerald tinges. It has very refreshing aromas of citrus fruit and green apple. On the palate, it is firm, zesty and linear with balanced citrus and green apple flavors. With a lingering, silky, mineral finish. Made with 100% Chardonnay. more
In the heart of the Macon winegrowing region, South of Burgundy. The two villages Vire and Clesse form a unique terroir on slopes facing Southeast. This is one of the best white wines of the region combining suppleness and minerality.
The 2009 vintage was marked by a cold winter and a beautiful... more
After a beautiful spring, the weather to begin the summer of 2008 was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a cold wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer.
The 2008 Chanson Chablis is pale gold color with emerald tinges. It has very refreshing aroma of citrus fruit and green apple and is firm and pure. There is a zesty attack to a linear and neatly edged palate with a silky mineral finish, straight and of good length. more