Corton - Corton Blanc 2006 - Wine


Corton Blanc
Corton Blanc

Location

Appellation: CORTON Grand Cru Grape variety: Chardonnay Colour: White Surface area: 0.6 hectare over 3 parcels Exposure: South, South-East

Terroir

Soil: Blend of 80% of Corton Bressandes (the upper part of 3 parcels), 15% Corton Chaumes, 5% Corton Renardes. The particularity of this white Corton is to be planted in Chardonnay on ground normally destined for Pinot Noir. Exposure and elevation: South and south-east, mid-slope, but upper slope for the Renardes.

Tasting

An unusual Chardonnay coming mainly from Pinot Noir soils, so quite full, evoking yellow fruits (peach, apricot) and a touch of honey. No new oak, nor lees-stirring, so very elegant and fresh on the finish.

Vintage

Here was a vintage with very good maturity and lovely balance. The grape skins were fine and so would be the wines. Structure was forgotten in favour of softness and the wines let themselves be appreciated from their earliest age. Of moderate colour, the fruit explodes on the palate while tertiary aromas start to be noticed. They are delicious to drink now, both reds and whites. The Pernands Ile des Vergelesses and Cortons can however be kept for another 3 to 5 years.


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