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- On October 15, 2014
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In 1999 Chanson was bought by the Family Champagne Group Societé Jacques Bollinger. A new team, with broad experience of prestigious Domaines of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, is engineering a dedicated quality policy. This guarantees the authenticity of the terroir, by forging a close partnership with the best growers of Burgundy who supply their grapes.
Beaune, Burgundy – France
The Chanson estate produces over a quarter of its own fruit requirements. The other grapes are sourced from growers selected according to their commitment to quality in alignment with Chanson’s quality Charter.
Individual plot selection produces fruit which also remains separate through the fermentation and ageing processes. The soil is ploughed to encourage the vines to extend their roots more deeply and therefore better express the typicity of the Terroir. All the grapes are hand-picked at optimum maturity.
Chardonnay : Pneumatic pressing with removal of the first and last pressings; only the heart of the Cuvée is kept (160 kg = 1 hl). Fermentation in oak casks at a strictly controlled low temperatures (18°).
Pinot Noir : Grapes enter the fermentation vats in whole bunches for improved temperature control, gradual release of the sugars, and a more refined tannic structure. Cold pre-fermentation maceration is followed by a long alcoholic fermentation for greater depth and expression of the wine’s structural elements.