Beaune Premier Cru "Greves" AC, Domaine Chanson 75cl

Beaune Premier Cru "Greves" AC, Domaine Chanson 75cl

Nimi: Beaune Premier Cru "Greves" AC, Domaine Chanson 75cl

Riik/regioon: Prantsusmaa, Burgundia, Cote de Beaune

Tootja: Chanson Pere & Fils

Aastakäik: 2015

Mari: 100% Pinot Noir

Alkoholisisaldus: 13,5% vol.

Tootekood: 271

Hinnaklass: €€€

The premier cru of “Les Greves,” is located in the heart of Beaune, and produces some of the richest, most structured and longestlived wines of the appellation. Located on the Mont Battois hillside, facing Beaune, it is separated from the Clos des Fèves by a narrow path. The name “Grèves” is derived from the vineyard’s sandy and gravelly soil. Chanson’s portion of this 30 hectare vineyard covers only 2 hectares.

Chanson vinifies all their wines 100% whole cluster. They believe the complexity and structure of the wines is greatly enhanced, and the vinification process is improved. The major condition is that grapes must be perfect in terms of ripeness and condition. You can count on one hand the estates dedicated to whole cluster vinification in this manner. The reds have a perceptible style as a result: beautiful aromatics with complex spice complementing fruit on the nose and palate. Chanson also strives to maximize the preservation of fresh fruit characteristics. Grapes are chilled immediately on arrival in a proprietary tunnel they developed: a very quick chill with no oxygen exposure. Reds then get a long cold soak and maceration. And then they use Champagne-style fractional pressing: very precise pressings for the purest juice, with lots vinified separately in small tanks. Aging is in oak casks for 15 months.

“Here the nose is similar to the Bressandes though with more earth and spice elements. The notably rich, concentrated and overtly powerful broad-shouldered flavors possess a velvety texture and a markedly firm tannic spine, all wrapped in a hugely long finish. This is also definitely built-to-age but there is so much sap that it could actually be approached after only 8 to 10 years if desired. In sum, this is seriously good.”  91-94 points Allen Meadows

Bettane & Desseauve Guide 18.5 p (max 20 p)
Allen Meadows 91-94 p (max 100 p)