With three 2010 wines scoring a critical rating of 94 or above Chanson Pere & Fils was named on of Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of 2013.
Dating to 1750, during the reign of Louis XV, Chanson Père & Fils has a long and rich history. One of the oldest negociant houses in Beaune, this Burgundy estate was established by Simon Verry at Bastion de l’Oratoire, a late medieval stone tower which was one of the city of Beaune’s principle defense structures. During the 19th Century, the estate was purchased by the Chanson family, well respected vineyard owners in Beaune, Savigny and Pernad. After overcoming the outbreak of phylloxera in the late 19th Century the family continued to ensure the expansion and modernization of the 350 year old vineyard. In 1999 the house was purchased by the Société Jacques Bollinger, who over saw continued development, particularly the 2008 expansion of the modern winemaking facility, constructed in 1974.
Focus on Quality
In 2002 the Bollinger team, with extensive experience in the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits appellations, appointed Gilles de Courcel to run the business. Born and raised in the vineyards of Burgundy, de Courcel believes in attention to detail, patience and minimal intervention. Working in partnership with celebrated wine-maker Jean-Pierre Confuron, another Burgundy native, he implemented a dedicated quality policy and developed partnerships that ensure the authenticity of the terroir in the highly parcelized region. The establishment of strategic partnerships with growers committed to quality supports and enhances this dedicated vision.
One of the most consolidated estates in Burgundy, the 45 hectares owned by Chanson Pere & Fils, which includes many classified growths, account for approximately one quarter of the fruit requirements. Under the careful guidance of de Courcel and Confuron the vineyard practices were redefined to ensure the grapes could fully express the characteristics of the region. No longer fertilized, the vines are ploughed allowing access to the subsoil. The vines were also retrained for careful hand picking, which ensure the quality of every grape harvested. This careful harvest is then supplemented with a thorough sorting before fermentation begins. The grapes from each individual plot, grow by the estate or a partner, are fermented separately before being aged in the Bastion’s cellars.
With rich mineral notes complemented by dark cherry and an amazingly deep complexity, the beautiful robe of this Pinot Noir is enhanced by the rich glow of earthy tannins.
Lusciously complex, this dark ruby Pinot Noir is defined by sweet fruit and savory spice. The completely dry red is powerful and will linger long after the first attack.
Delicately balancing strength and subtle grace the rich robe of this red wine is classified by hints of raspberry, allspice and earthy minerality. With complex flavors that run deep, the luscious finish expresses cranberry, walnut and clove. The long lasting characteristics make this wine perfect for enjoying in a few years.