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February 22, 2012 Comments (1) Views: 1263 Good Food Media Article

Only 120 Bottles of this Stunning Chardonnay Available

Only 416 cases made.

Just 120 bottles imported to Ontario.

Today is your chance to get your hands on a very special and rare wine.

I am thrilled to introduce you to an exclusive and delicious new release – the 2009 Chanson Chassagne Montrachet.

Tune into the video edition of our Wine of the Week:

As a private import selection, this wine is not available in LCBO shops. To purchase this wine, you need to get in touch with us directly. To place an online order for this wine via email simply Click Here, or place your order by telephone – call us at 1 (800) 337 – 7043.


Three things to know about how the grapes for this wine were grown: 

#1:  After a cold winter and a beautiful spring, the hot 2009 summer was interrupted by a few rainstorms which (fortunately) took place when needed and thus facilitated vegetative growth and good maturation of the grapes. Harvest began early September under excellent weather conditions.

#2:  The grapes for this wine were grown in three vineyard plots from selected “vignerons”. These parcels are located in the heart of the village of Chassagne Montrachet – close to the Premiers Crus area, with south and south-east facing slopes.

#3:  “Burgundy is already heralding 2009 as a great vintage. History is on the region’s side. The vintages on the “nines” have produced some memorable harvests – years like 1999, 1989, 1969, 1959 and 1949. Certainly, if one adheres to the old adage, “Août fait le mout” literally, (August makes the must) the vintage shows promise. During that month, rainfall was well below average, while both temperatures and sunlight hours were above average.” (WineSpectator.com)


Three things to know about how this wine was made:

#1:  Chanson Winemaker Jean-Pierre Confuron is one of Burgundy’s most talented and respected artisans. His touch is evident in all of Chanson’s wines with a distinct focus on extracting finesse, balance and minerality from the grapes they harvest each vintage.

#2:  Regular batonnage (or stirring of the lees in barrel) has produced very pure, well-balanced wine that clearly expresses the quality of the vintage and vineyards from which the grapes for this wine were harvested.

#3:  This wine was allowed to age for 14 months in French Oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Pale gold colour with a green tinge. Lovely floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit and enhanced by a delicate vanilla note. This is a generous and well-structured wine with well-integrated acidity, delicate oak notes and long clean finish.

Food Pairings:

This wine is at home next to a variety of chicken and pork dishes, grilled fish, crab, lobster or stronger cheeses like Epoisses or Munster.


Andrew Hanna is a third generation wine importer and Director of Sales & Marketing at John Hanna & Sons Ltd., one of Canada’s oldest independent wine merchants. He spends his days scouring the earth for handcrafted wines that tell a story about the people and places in each bottle, while sharing these delicious discoveries with wine lovers across Canada.

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One Response to Only 120 Bottles of this Stunning Chardonnay Available

  1. Dean Tudor says:

    Andrew, do I need to buy a case of 12, or six, or what … can I just get a bottle?

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