Domaine Chanson Beaune Clos des Mouches Blanc 1er Cru 2017 (91 JD)
“The 2017 Beaune 1er Cru Clos Des Mouches is a beauty! Its medium gold hue as well as ripe orchard fruits, white flowers, caramelized citrus, and green almond notes give way to a medium-bodied, nicely balanced Beaune that shows the richer, forward style of the vintage. Beautifully balanced, with good freshness and purity, it’s opens up with time in the glass and I suspect will evolve for a solid 7-8 years in cool cellars.”
Chanson is a true mid-size Domaine. Unlike many of their competitors, their wines are produced using the grower model rather than the négociant model. They have extensive holdings of over 111 acres of exclusively Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the heart of Burgundy. Chanson is obsessed with maintaining a consistent quality level across the entire range. The wines have a seductive and distinctive style due to the rigorous approach to viticulture and vinification.