2017 Pernand Vergelesses Blanc Les Caradeaux 1er Cru, Domaine Chanson

Vintage Description

The preferred style here is to go for a later harvest with whole bunches giving deep colours and textures. For us it was their red 2017's that stood out although the ripeness of this vintage has made a particularly delicious and rich white Pernand Vergelesses. The domaine has strong holdings in the Côte de Beaune and made two very fine but distinct Beaune 1er Crus and a high-performing Gevrey 1er Cru. Bollinger's ownership of Chanson is proving to be a great success.

After a classic winter, spring settled down with warm températures but a cool weather in April slackened down the evolution of the vines. May was rainy and was followed by a warm summer with heat waves. However, a few thunderstorme épisodes brought enough rain to allow the maturation of the grapes to continue. The harvest started early september with an excellent sanitary level of the grapes. Vinification : after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 10 to 14 months in oak casks in our cellars of the XVth century. Moderate proportion of new oak.

Tasting Notes

Yellow gold. Rich, weighty nose, already quite rich, fleshy and full. Powerful with good density. The palate has good length and intensity. Refreshing and long. Oaky finish today.

Leila Habbal, DBM August 2021
Complex aromas of citrus blossom, white peach, oak and toast. Very elegant and classic example with a long, lingering finish. Bright and layered notes of white peach, ripe orchard fruit and toast. Pairings: Terrines, mild cheeses, baked seafood, risotto.

Vineyard Information

A series of extensive improvements and developments have taken place at Domaine Chanson since the purchase by the Bollinger family in the late 1990s now making it one of the most respected domaines in Beaune under the expert guidance of Gilles de Courcel. The Domaine comprises 45 hectares of vineyards located exclusively in Premiers and Grands Crus including Beaune, Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Corton-Vergennes. Lutte Raisonnée is employed to ensure minimal intervention in the vineyards and the soils are ploughed to enhance the expression of the terroir. An impressive proportion of the domaine is now farmed organically despite not being certified. Hand sorting and fruit selection are adopted each year and whole bunch fermentation takes place for the Pinot Noir.

Composed of marly limestone with silt/clay; this vineyard of 1.90 hectare is ideally located on mid-slope close to the hill of Corton-Charlemagne. Same soil structure and height as its famous neighbour. The only difference is the East exposure of the 'Caradeux' which makes this plot an exceptional 'terroir' providing unique mineral characteristics.

Colour White Origin France
Region Burgundy White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2025
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar, Organic

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