Corton - Corton Blanc 2013 - 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 cold and cloudy winter led to an extremely wet spring with flooding in Savigny-Les-Beaune. A difficult start to the growing cycle with poor fruit set during flowering giving again a small crop. A ferocious windy hail storm fell on July 23th which wiped out a large proportion of the grapes in Savigny and Pernand (70-95% lost). Corton luckily escaped this catastrophe. The cuvée Savigny les Lavières Wasn't made because of the minute crop. The solace came at the end of summer with good weather for the latter part of the season, allowing us to harvest late (6 to 15 october) and hence optimise the ripeness. The wines are debse, structured and fresh, promising a bright future.


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