Founded in 1750 and owned by Bollinger since 1999, this classic Beaune house has now fully found its mark and style. It competes with the best thanks to precise and pure wines, in white and red. A state-of-the-art winery and Jean-Pierre Confuron’s advice, both in the vineyard and in the winemaking, explain the clarity of expression of the wide range of the estate.
Owner of a very fine 45–hectare estate in the Cote de Beaune, located in Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny Les Beaune, as well as in Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet, places great emphasis on the desire to defend the quality of Burgundy wines.
The ageing cellar – and epicentre of Domaine Chanson’s is inside an impressive ‘Bastion’ (Stronghold), situated in the heart of the village of Beaune. The construction of this real defence tower was decided under Louis XI and achieved under Francois Ier. Built as a defence tower and classified as an historic monument with its 8-metres thick walls, it became the property of Chanson under the Revolution. The constant temperature and humidity guaranteed by its walls make it an ideal cellar.
“La Tour des filles“ (Girls’ tower) is part of the 5 bastions still present in Beaune. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century and was named after women with loose morals who lived nearby. It was renamed in the meantime “Bastion de l’Oratoire”, because of the chapel adjoined. Used since the beginning of Domaine Chanson, the Bastion houses barrels where the wines of the domaine are aged.
Today on 4 different levels, the fourth built in 1826, the Bastion Chanson is entirely dedicated to wine ageing. The first three house red wines where each floor is destined for a vintage. As for the fourth floor, it accommodates white wines.
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