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Domaine Chanson Beaune Clos des Fèves 1er Cru Monopole 2020

$154.99 x 6

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 6 bottles
In stock. Available for purchase online by the unmixed case.

Additional information

Bottles per case


Price range per bottle

$100.00 and over



Grape variety

Pinot Noir







Sub region

Côte de Beaune


Wine type

Red Table Wine

Payment Type




Chanson’s ‘Monopole’ (denoting an entire appellation which is owned by a single producer) in that of the Clos de Fèves, finds itself in the very heart of the many first growth vineyards of Beaune. The “Clos des Fèves” appellation had already been delimited in the 14th century for its prime growing conditions under the latin word “Fae”, covering 3.8 hectares, and located mid slope. As a formidable Premier Cru designated vineyard, it shares much in common with many nearby Grand Cru vineyards through its similar soils, elevation, and mid-slope position. After a whole cluster fermentation in vat, the wines are aged in oak casks for a period of 15 up to 18 months in the winery’s 15th century cellar with moderate use of new oak.

The wine presents delicate fragrances of roses and peonies, intermingled with aromas of plum, ripe cherries, olives, exotic spices, and a hint of vanilla bean. It is well-structured and complex with nuanced tannins, minerality, and a long and elegant finish. Pair with bacon-wrapped roasted pheasant and mushrooms, or with an assortment of classic and aromatic washed-rind French cheese.

“A wine of lovely precision, with a lush black cherry fruit, scented with violets and a savoury edge, while the texture combines plenty of firm tannin and yet a round, very ‘complete’ feel. This is definitely a winner. This emblematic monopole is in the heart of the appellation: 4ha in six separate blocks. The upper part is steep, with loamy soils, while the lower part has more clay.” 94 points, Charles Curtis, Decanter, November 2021

“Old vines at the top, 1945 to 1980, early 1990s lower down. All whole bunch, 14.2%. Fresh purple without the black. Dark rich powerful fruit, not yet all come together, shows if anything riper than Grèves but there is a fine classic backbone with ripe and fine-grained tannins. Acidity not so prominent. Delicious long finish, some dark cherries here.” 91-94 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy, March 2022

“Moderate wood frames fresh and ripe aromas of plum, black raspberry, pretty floral and just turned earth. The delicious and impressively intense middle weight flavors possess a really lovely mouthfeel if not quite the same power on the harmonious, firm and built-to-age finish where the only nit is a touch of warmth. Promising.” 91-93 points, Burghound, April 2022