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30 January 2017 News

The Washington Post published a feature on four exceptionally food-friendly wines to try, including the excellent 2014 Bourgogne Blanc from Domaine Chanson. Check it out here!

 
15 April 2016 News

The 2013 Chanson Givry gets a glowing 90-Point review in the new Wine Spectator and is featured in a two-page “Pure Pinot” spread alongside such minor Burgundies as Clos de Tart.

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1 April 2016 News

Decanter writer Stephen Brook explains how Beaune can offer such good value Burgundy, and picks nine top red Beaune reds to try. Domaine Chanson’s 2012 Clos des Feves is number 1 on his list. An excerpt is below. Click here to see the review!

“For the wine lover, the relative obscurity of Beaune has advantages. Many a producer remarked to me that a good Beaune premier cru usually costs less than a village wine from, say, Chambolle or Vosne-Romanée. And though many Beaune wines have great charm and accessibility when young, they can and do age well.

Beaune is not the easiest appellation for consumers (or wine writers) to understand, if only because there are no fewer than 42 premiers crus. Mere village vineyards tend to be on flatter land in the southern sector near Pommard. That almost 80% of vineyards are rated as premier cru has invited a skeptical response from some observers. But the explanation is far from sinister. As the town has expanded, it has done so into the prettier northern districts. That meant encroaching on vineyards, so that many of Beaune’s former village vineyards now house estates or hotels. That is why merchants produce premier cru blends in considerable volumes, both for marketing purposes and because it allows them to blend together wines from sites that are either too small or not quite good enough to justify their own single-vineyard bottlings.”

 
18 March 2016 News

Chanson is really en feu with accolades.

Case in point, a feature article in the new issue of Decanter titled, “Beaune: Heartland of Value Burgundy,” in which Chanson’s Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Feves is the number one recommended wine, with a score of 93. Click here for the full article.

 
4 March 2016 News

How would you describe a Burgundy climat to a friend? Jane Anson of Decanter provides a template and uses the example of a single appellation in the Côte Chalonnaise to argue that there is a particular ethos in the area that helped to secure UNESCO World Heritage status in July 2015. See below for her review of Domaine Chanson’s Clos des Feves 2013.

“A monopole of Domaine Chanson, and one of the larger climats at 3.8 hectares, set on the mid slope with clay and limestone soils. This has been singled out as a place of particular quality since 1728. The oak is evident on the first nose, tightening the structure, but after several minutes in the glass the character of the wine itself becomes clear. Red fruits and sense of florality rise up on the finish with an attractive point of freshness. Would benefit from carafing. Complex but subtle.

Domaine Chanson Beaune 1er cru Clos des Marconnets 2013

Similar altitude but with northern exposure and a touch more limestone. Domaine Chanson owns around 40% of this vineyard, and gives both around three weeks maceration with very little punching down of the skins. Very different aromatically from the first wine of the pairing, still structured, but this time a touch of bitterness on final. I should qualify that by saying I mean bitter in the sense of coffee and a touch of tarry smoke. The tannins are clearer here than in the first, against needs oxygen and ageing, quite backwards right now but with great potential.”

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24 February 2016 News

La Revue du Vin de France just published a cover story on Gevrey-Chambertin, and the Chanson 2013s receive some incredible accolades:

• Chanson was rated top Chambertin-Close de Bèze, alongside the legendary Armand Rousseau and ahead of other leading estates.
• Chanson was rated top Charmes Chambertin, alongside Chanson winemaker Jean-Pierre Confuron’s own Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot and several other prominent domaines.

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4 December 2015 News

France’s most important wine critic, Michel Bettane, has just penned an article naming the 10 Masters of Pinot Noir throughout the world. 5 producers from Burgundy are listed, including some of the most exalted in the world: Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Lalou Bize-Leroy of Domaine Leroy.

Jean-Pierre Confuron of Domaine Chanson is named, with the comments translated as follows:

“Not known by the public at large, this brilliant oenologist, responsible with his brother Yves (also brilliant) of his family domaine in Vosne-Romanée and technical director (chosen by Bollinger) of Domaine Chanson in Beaune, he possesses a magisterial comprehension of the grandeur and maturity of Burgundian Pinot Noir and how to take its best to produce long lived wines.”

Please click here to read the PDF.

 

 
9 July 2015 News

Domaine Chanson Viré-Clessé is the top wine reviewed in the Washington Post’s piece entitled  “5 out-of-the-box bottles for summer sipping”.   With an outstanding review, “This is a tremendous bargain chardonnay, with a perfect balance of tree-fruit flavors, toasty oak and a refreshing finish”, click here to read more.

 

“Chanson Viré-Clessé 2013 ★ ★ ★ Burgundy, France, $22 This is a tremendous bargain chardonnay, with a perfect balance of tree-fruit flavors, toasty oak and a refreshing finish. Alcohol by volume: 13 percent.”

 

 
16 June 2015 News

Ben Roberts, Wine blogger and Advanced Sommelier, wrote a few posts on his recent adventures through France. His blog, “Somm Bytes”,  has in depth information, details on his experiences, and wonderful pictures of Domaine Chanson, E. Guigal and many more! Click here to read more!

 
11 March 2015 News

France’s most important wine publication, La Revue du Vin de France, does a feature on the top wines of Beaune, which in their words deserve more renown and offer great value today in comparison to other Burgundy appellations.  Domaine Chansons’ 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Blanc 2012 is featured on the cover, and inside the issue absolutely dominates the reviews, with the top-rated wines from Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes (red), Beaune 1er Cru Champimont (red), Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches (white), Beaune 1er Cru Les Marconnets (red) and the second-rated red from Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi and second-rated “other appellation” jumbo category with Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Feves.

A truly virtuoso performance for the wines with comments like “remarkable”, “noble”, “classic”, and “rare precision” popping off the page among a group of wines that included some of the great small domaines of Burgundy as well as the best-regarded larger producers.