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Founded in 1750, Domaine Chanson has played an important role in this history steeped wine region for more than 250 years. Purchased by the family wine company Societe Jacques Bollinger (owners of Champagne Bollinger, Champagne Ayala, Maison Langlois Chateau in the Loire, Cognac Delamain and others) in 1999, Chanson has enjoyed an exciting resurgence as a preeminent name in Burgundy over the past decade.

A new team headed by Gilles de Courcel (Domaine de Courcel in Pommard) and Jean-Pierre Confuron (Domaine Confuron Cotetidot in Vosne Romanee) have overseen the complete renewal and expansion of the vineyard holdings and production at Domaine Chanson. With leadership steeped in the history and tradition of Burgundy, Domaine Chanson has charted a bold course embracing the best of modern technology in both their vineyards and cellars, today standing as a leader amongst the very top producers of Burgundy wines.

The vineyards of Domaine Chanson cover some 100 or so acres of the most sought after 1er Cru and Grand Cru parcels in Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Pernard-Vergelesses and Corton-Vergennes. Offering both an important symbol of history of this centuries old wine producer –  as well as ideal cellaring conditions – the wines at Chanson are left to age in barrel in the Bastion cellars set deep beneath the ground behind thick stone walls which are part of the original ramparts surrounding the village of Beaune.

The emerging style at Chanson emphasizes serious structure, freshness and minerality all meant to yield seriously age-worthy wines, both white and red. Throughout the range the thumbprint of de Courcel and Confuron is evident, but perhaps nowhere has their impact been felt more directly than on the flagship range of Beaune 1er Crus. These wines offer terrific value and raise the bar on expectations from these important 1er Cru sites. The entry level “Reserve du Bastion” Pinot Noir also offers delicious everyday value – and is produced entirely from declassified Cote d’Or wines. The result is a wine delivering elegance and refinement beyond the humble pedigree of its “Bourgogne” designation.

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Domaine Chanson Whites:

2013 Reserve du Bastion Chardonnay
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches (White)
2012 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes

Domaine Chanson Reds:

2012 Reserve du Bastion Pinot Noir
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Feves (Monopole)
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Marconnets
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches (Red)
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Greves
2012 Beaune 1er Cru Teurons

 Profile: Domaine Chanson