Corton - Corton Blanc 2008 - 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 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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