Domaine Chanson Beaune Clos due Roi 1er Cru 2018 (91 VM)
“The 2018 Beaune Clos du Roi 1er Cru has a tight but nicely focused bouquet with scents of blackberry, boysenberry, wild hedgerow and light pressed iris. I like the vigor here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a tarry texture and a slightly rustic, spicy finish.”
The vineyard of “Clos du Roi” is located below “Les Marconnets” on a fold in the hill. Chanson owns around 7.5 acres (approximately 35% of the total vineyard area). 2/3 of Chanson’s vines are planted with Pinot Noir. The plot is low on the slope and known to produce elegant, stylish wines for relatively easy drinking.
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.