Domaine Chanson Pinot Noir “Reserve du Bastion”
Why We Love It:
Chanson Reserve du Bastion Pinot Noir is produced from 100% Cote d’Or grapes, and the result is a wine delivering elegance and refinement beyond the humble pedigree of its “Bourgogne” designation. These vineyard sites are home to the classic Burgundian clay/limestone soil profile offering well-drained soils producing wines of superior concentration and complexity. Another advantage to the elevated pedigree of the fruit used to make this wine is that vineyard practices, crop yields and harvest handling reflect the high standards employed at Chanson in the production of more expensive Grand Cru, 1er Cru and Villages bottlings.
Domaine Chanson Winemaker – Jean Pierre Confuron – was recognized by the prestigious Revue du Vin de France as the Winegrower of the Year in 2014 – an honour building on a lifetime of achievement as one of France’s most celebrated and accomplished winemaking professionals, including recognition as French Winery of the Year in 2013, according to Wine & Spirit Magazine. This Pinot Noir is aged in a combination of new and older French oak barrels and is comprised of declassified production from sites across the Cote d’Or.
Recipes & Food Pairings:
Oven-Baked Salmon w/ Lemon & Herbs – RECIPE
Chicken Thigh, Sweet Potato & Parsnip Skillet – RECIPE
Prosciutto-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin Stuffed w/ Parmigiano-Reggiano – RECIPE
Case Pack: 12 x 750mL
GRAPES: 100% Cote d’Or Pinot Noir
CLOSURE: Natural Cork
CELLAR POTENTIAL: Now to 2020
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14°C to 16°C
“A lean and dusty, tart red berry and stemmy-leafy Bourgogne Rouge here, regionally accurate and juicy. This sets a fine entry point to the region, simple but crunchy and fresh-tart.”
John Szabo, Master Sommelier / WineAlign.com