Chanson Santenay-Beauregard Premier Cru 2018, Burgundy, France

Soil: Clay and limestone with lots of stones. Site: Chanson owns 3 ha in this climate located in the Premiers Crus area of Santenay, small village in the South of the Côte de Beaune. The plot is at the top of the hill and is positioned on two levels. The large proportion of stones gives to the wine a very special minerality which emphasizes the typicity of the Pinot Noir. Jean-Pierre Confuron, Chanson’s winemaker, describes the 2018 vintage as follows: “an extraordinary vintage in every sense. The growing season veered from too wet to too hot and finally too dry, which made deciding when to pick a real challenge. We ultimately decided to begin on the 1st of September with our domaine vineyards. Yields were quite variable though overall quite good and potential alcohols were also varied at between 13 and 14.5%. As we usually do, the vinifications were done using 100% whole clusters for all the wines, save for the Nuits villages because it was hailed on, and thankfully, there were no difficulties with stoppages.” The red wines give off beautiful aromas of ripe red berries with a sappy texture. Aging in oak casks during 15 months. Tasting: Bright ruby color. Intense aromas of ripe red berries mixed with violet fragrances on a hint of vanilla. Complex and concentrated. Deep and elegant structure with well-integrated tannins. Long and fruity aftertaste.

$69.99