Chanson Gevrey Chambertin La Perriere 1er Cru 2017, Burgundy, France

Founded in 1750, Domaine Chanson today is one of only six producers in Burgundy still remaining from the 18th century and earlier. Domaine Chanson’s extensive holdings, and the extraordinary rigor and precision of its approach in the vineyards and cellars, result in wines of individuality and quality. Gevrey Chambertin is the most famous appellation of the “Cote de Nuits” and the climat “La Perriere” is located in the heart of the Premier Cru area. 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, so long as the grapes are perfect in terms of ripeness and condition. 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. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel on the fine lees with no batonnage. Dark ruby color. Intense aromas of cherries and dark berries mixed with hints of tobacco