Corton - Corton Blanc 2012 - 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 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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