2016 Savigny Les Beaune Blanc Haut Marconnets 1er Cru, Domaine Chanson

Vintage Description

After a cool winter and a frost episode in April, the weather at the end of spring was warmer but rainy which engendered a late flowering and Millerandage (small size berries) . The summer was warm and dry. The harvest took place mid september under a bright sunshine. Vinification : after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 12 months in oak casks in the XVth century cellars of Chanson. Moderate proportion of new oak.

Tasting Notes

Richard Hemming MW, Jancisrobinson.com 17/20
Lovely flinty reduction on the nose giving smoke, matchstick and flint. Vivid green apple fruit and a full, glossy texture. Rich and long with attractive dairy notes on the finish.

Leila Habal, DBM August 2021
Intense aromas of butter, ripe yellow peach, butter and oak, Warming with a rich toasted oak and stone fruit character, lightened by a touch of salinity. Very smooth and moreish. Pairings: Shellfish, creamy cheeses, pâté, roast chicken.

Vineyard Information

White wines are unusual in Savigny-les-Beaune, the vineyards producing essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil 'Hauts Marconnets' with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to plant Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-les-Beaune, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.

Colour White Origin France
Region Burgundy White ABV 14.00%
Drink From 2019 Drink To 2024
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar