Corton - Clos du Roi 2012 - 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 late wet spring with rain during flowering. A high level of disease pressure, predominantly from downy mildew that was well managed by the domaine. Grapes reached optimum ripeness thanks to their healthy foliage. Vine yields were low due to the millerandage from the cold and wet flowering. Half the normal crop was picked, starting on september 20th with a good latter part of the saison. Grapes had an exceptional quality and in turn made extremely balanced, intense and vibrant wines. Great potential for ageing reds and whites.


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