Corton - Clos du Roi 2008 - Wine


Clos du Roi
Clos du Roi

Location

Appellation: CORTON Grand Cru Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 0.38 hectare Planting date for vines: 1961 and 1985 Elevation: 300 m Exposure: Due East Colour: Red

Terroir

Very close to CORTON Charlemagne, this is a terroir high on the hillside, very steep and made up of clay-limestone marls containing a little sand. It is also a late-ripening terroir which, through its ability to drain, allows the grapes to avoid rot during the last phase of ripening.

Tasting

The low yields of this parcel give great intensity to the wine built on fine tannins. Its minerality engenders complexity, finesse and noble aromas. A wine for collectors, it merits keeping a long time. It will reward the patient connoisseur.

Vintage

A year of all the dangers! A summer period in name only, as it was cold and damp through the months of June, July and August. Cryptogamic diseases were stalking us and would finish by getting the better of certain of our parcels. Bio-dynamic growing demands at such moments a lot of anticipation and effort. We were to prise these teachings from our errors and it was thus that we were to succeed in overcoming climatic problems in 2011. The wines tend towards freshness, very intense in aromatic terms and delicious in their youth. The Grands Crus show themselves to be very long and complex. The whites are majestic and, as everyone knows, Chardonnay likes freshness and emphasizes terroir in such years. The crop was very small in yield, hardly 50% of a normal year.


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