Corton - Clos du Roi 2009 - 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 defining word for this vintage: MATURITY. A vintage that brought us the highest degrees in alcohol ever achieved until then. The Savignys, just like the Pernands and Cortons, were at more than 13.5°. We couldn't believe our eyes (riveted on the mustimètre) during harvesting. Very fortunately, but also largely due to bio-dynamic growing, acidities didn't budge. So that gave us wines with strong intensity of colour, a nose already very open for Premiers Crus that are charming and suave on the palate. The tasting pleasure is immediate. However, we would like to keep these wines a long time so that richness may give way gently to finesse and complexity. Very great reds for long keeping (more than 10 years); whites full, rich and unctuous to be drunk now and for the 5 to 8 years to come.


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