Wine lovers unite! New to our L’Impressionniste itinerary, we visit the enchanting Domaine Chanson, located in the heart of the Burgundy ‘terroir’ since 1750. Here’s a sneaky peek at what’s in store for this brand-new excursion…
A Spotlight on Domaine Chanson
As well as its charming history, culture and gastronomy – the French wine region of Burgundy is most famously known for its picturesque UNESCO-listed ‘Climats, terroirs’ – a specific selection of vineyard found exclusively on the slopes of the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune. Whilst you’ll have the opportunity to experience this fascinating site on many of our Burgundy cruises, you can get up-close-and-personal with a walk through a Côte de Beaune vineyard, followed by a private tour, tasting and mouth-watering lunch – all included in your visit to Domaine Chanson when you book your cruise aboard L’Impressionniste.
The Vineyards at Domaine Chanson
The Domaine Chanson experience will begin with a tour of the Côte de Beaune vineyard. Here, our expert guide will offer an insight into the production of the region’s finest Premier and Grand Cru wines.
“These spectacular vineyards are planted with either Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, depend on their soil characteristics.”
A Visit to Chez Chanson
After time exploring the vineyard, you’ll then drive to Chez Chanson for a further tour, private tasting of the domaine’s great wines and gastronomic lunch. A real highlight at Chez Chanson is the spectacular 15th century defence tower. Once a watch tower, the bastion (known locally as the Bastion de l’Oratoire) is classed as an historical monument that became the property of Chanson after the French Revolution. Featuring 8-metre-thick walls, today, the tower is used as the perfect spot for aging Domaine Chanson wines – simply because of its constant temperature and humidity level.
Domaine Chanson’s wholesome approach to winemaking perfectly fuses an age-old respect for traditional manual harvesting, the ‘whole bunch fermentation process’, and barrel aging within its 15th century bastion cellar is something quite spectacular.
Be among the first to experience the spectacular Domaine Chanson on our Southern Burgundy cruise aboard L’Impressionniste. Talk to one of our cruise specialists today for help in planning your Southern Burgundy exploration, or request a brochure by clicking here.