Chanson Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains 2016, Burgundy, France

Chanson owns 111 acres in Burgundy, 62 of which are in Beaune, including their monopole Clos des Fèves, and important holdings of Clos des Mouches and Corton Vergennes. They farm organically, and harvest all grapes and vinify all wines, both for their estate holdings and contracted vineyards. Requiring diligent viticulture and perfect ripeness, they vinify all whites and reds 100% whole cluster at their state of the art facility on the outskirts of Beaune. Nuits Saint Georges is one of the southermost communes in the Cote de Nuits, and has a tendency to produce wines that are sturdy, muscular, tannic and rustic in style. Domaine Chanson works with selected plots of vineyard south of the village, near the border of the ‘Premier Cru’ area. As with all their grower relationships, Chanson harvests all fruit with their team in order to maximize control over fruit quality and picking times. Bright ruby color. Intense aromas of blackcurrant mixed with violet. Subtle note of vanilla. Dense and voluminous. Good concentration. Silky texture. Well-crafted tannins. Persistent aftertaste.