Domaine Chanson Beaune Clos des Mouches 1er Cru 2019, Burgundy, France

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir. Soil: Marl with sandy yellow limestone. Site: Chanson is one of the major owners of Clos des Mouches with a vineyard of 4.5 hectares. Ideal location on the hill at the southern end of the vineyards of Beaune on a spur pointing toward Pommard. A plot of 2.5 hectares is planted with Pinot Noir on a limestone subsoil covered with clay. The Vintage 2019 : After a mild winter, spring settled down with important variations of temperatures and abundant rain which engendered millerandage (small berries). Summer was warm punctuated by several heat waves and a few thunderstorms épisodes which brought some water. The harvest started mid September under a bright sunshine. After a whole cluster fermentation in vat, the wines are aged in oak casks for a period of 14 up to 18 months in our XVth century cellar. Moderate use of new oak. Tasting: Ruby color. Intense aromas of crushed strawberry mixed with raspberry and cherry on a hint of spice. Complex and well-balanced with a beautiful fruit combination.