Chanson Chambertin Clos-de-Beze Grand Cru 2012
- Red Wine
The 2012 Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru from Chanson, Baston de l'Oratoire has a slightly volatile, soy-tinged nose that redeems itself by some very intense and attractive red fruits. With time it evolves more tertiary, gravelly scents. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, slightly dry tannins. This feels a little tarry in the mouth at the moment due to the amount of unresolved oak, a little brutish on the finish but there is plenty of charm here. "Bit of a bruiser" as they say, but a bruiser you'll want to spend time with. -WA
Chanson Pere & Fils en Bourgogne (Domaine Chanson) is a wine producer and negociant known for its large vineyard holdings in the Cote de Beaune. It has a broad portfolio of wines from all over Burgundy, and some in Beaujolais, made from the regional varieties Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay and Aligote. It is however, most closely associated with Premier Cru parcels around Beaune. The domaine was established in 1750 as Maison Verry, a merchant company that was not limited to making and selling wine. It acquired its first cellars in 1777, which remain in use today. In 1794, the company bought its signature 16th century fortified tower, La Tour des Filles, after it was seized during the French Revolution. The tower now houses the thousands of oak barrels used for aging the wine.