Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru Hauts Marconnets Domaine 2019
White wines are very unusual in Savigny-Les-Beaune. The vineyards mainly produce red wines. However, Chanson decided to plant Chardonnay here too because of the particular nature of the soil. The wine shows aromas of exotic fruit mixed with floral fragrances.
The 4.5 acre vineyard is ideally situated high up on the hill of Savigny-Les-Beaune, facing south-east, clos to the Beaune 1er Crus hill.
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Soil: Marl, chalk and limestone
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. The major condition is that the grapes must be perfect in terms of ripeness and condition. The reds have a perceptible style as a result: beautiful aromatics with complex spice complementing fruit on the nose and palate. 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. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel on the fine lees with no batonnage. Oak is used conservatively, aging for only 12-14 months in casks.
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 which brought some water. The harvest started mid-September under a bright sunshine.
Bright gold color. Expressive aromas of citrus fruit and white pear mixed with a hint of minerality. Complex with a fleshy texture. Long and precise finish.
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