Corton - Corton Blanc 2007 - 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

A spring-time just like summer. It was a very precocious vintage, starting off with trumpets blaring but already less festive by 14th July. Rain and storms; hope was lost... We were to harvest at the very beginning of September and after draconian sorting of the crop. We would witness the birth of crisp, light and fruity wines in red; whites would be taut, just as we like them, and can be kept for more than ten years (recommended).


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