Corton - Les Bressandes 2013 - Wine


Les Bressandes
Les Bressandes

Location

Appellation: CORTON Grand Cru Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 1.12 hectares Average age of vines: 35 years Exposure: East Colour: Red

Terroir

This cuvee comes from 4 parcels situated mid-slope and spread in homogenous fashion over the whole appellation. The soils are deep and made up in equal parts of limestone and clay, giving the wine lovely balance and great length on the palate. It is a terroir that is very representative of the appellation CORTON.

Tasting

Here, terroir expresses itself strongly but the wine remains elegant, although powerful. A lovely sensation of opulence and fullness, with a very persistent finish and enveloped in a tannic structure that is fine but quite present. Hints of forest floor aromas are found in it, from its earliest youth. With age, it moves towards wilder flavours.

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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