Domaine Chanson

Meursault 2015

Meursault, Burgundy

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Chanson’s Meursault is a village wine with Premier Cru standards. The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth.

VINEYARD

The grapes are from 4 different plots of vineyards from selected growers, including arguably the two best village crus, Vireuils and Les Clous. 2 of these plots are located on mid-slope for finesse and minerality. The other 2 are situated around the village for more richness and depth. The soil is a mixture of limestone and clay.

WINEMAKING

The wine is for the most part left alone, as the philosophy is one of “infusion rather than construction.” The wine is vinified 100% whole cluster to extract a deeper color and enhance the structure and aromatic complexity. Chanson also strives to maximize the preservation of fresh fruit characteristics, which is why grapes are chilled immediately on arrival in a proprietary tunnel that provides a very quick chill with no oxygen exposure. Then, Champagne-style fractional pressing is practiced to gently extract the purest juice. Oak is used conservatively, with no more than 20% for the whites.

VINTAGE

After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavors. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer.

TASTING NOTE

Pale gold color. Intense and refreshing aromas of citrus-fruit mixed with pear and nuts on a hint of vanilla. Complex and well crafted. Tight and coating texture. Clean and precise finish.

Color

White

Grape Varieties

Chardonnay

Appellation

Meursault, Burgundy

Suggested Retail Price

$68.00

Reviews

James Suckling - “Smokey yeasty nose from aging on the lees, but it also has plenty of candied citrus and a dried pear character. Quite a full body but it shows nice acidity for this very ripe vintage, giving this wine a satisfying harmony. Good length, too. Drink now or hold.”

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