Grapes are exclusively sourced from select vineyards in Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. No grapes from the Mâconnais or Côte Chalonnaise are used. In addition, 25% of the grapes are sourced from the Village of "Marsannay" in the Northern part of the Côte de Beaune. The color is a bright ruby red. It has fresh aromas of red berries (raspberry and red-current). This wine is fleshy with a nice aromatic combination of red berries. It is lively, well-structured and complex. Ready to enjoy tonight with a delicious brie cheese or rack of lamb!
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.