Domaine Chanson

Marsannay 2015

Marsannay, Burgundy

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Marsannay is a village level located in the northern part of the Côte de Nuits a short distance of Dijon, the regional capital. Chanson works with 4 growers in Marsannay who farm 11 acres, and has made this appellation an intense focus because of the serious quality the wines can achieve when diligently approached, and the sheer pleasure they can offer. Chanson’s Marsannay always shows lovely red fruit and spice supported by a generous body and silky, refined tannins.

VINEYARD

Marsannay is a village level located in the northen part of the Côte de Nuits a short distance of Dijon, the regional capital. Chanson works with 4 growers
in Marsannay who farm 11 acres, and has made this appellation an intense focus because of the serious quality the wines can achieve when diligently approached, and the sheer pleasure they can offer. Chanson’s Marsannay always shows lovely red fruit and spice supported by a generous body and silky, refined tannins.

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. 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. Reds then get a long cold soak and maceration. 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, with no more than 30% for the reds. Aging took place in oak casks for 14 months.

VINTAGE

After a cold winter and a mild spring, the weather conditions in summer were ideal, with cold nights and warm days, allowing for a perfect maturation of the grapes. The harvest took place mid September under bright sunshine. The red wines developed beautiful aromas of ripe red and black berries with a fleshy texture.

Color

Red

Appellation

Marsannay, Burgundy

Suggested Retail Price

$36.00

Reviews

"violets and fresh herbs"

James Suckling - "Black cherries but also violets and fresh herbs, making this an expressive wine. Some power from the ripe tannins, which has a lot to offer. If it was more elegant at the finish, would definitely rate this even higher. Drink or hold." - James Suckling

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