Corton - Les Maréchaudes 2008 - Wine


Les Maréchaudes
Les Maréchaudes

Location

Appellation: CORTON Grand Cru Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 0.4 hectare Planting date for vines: 1974 and 1979 Exposure: East Colour: Red

Terroir

On the lower mid-slope, under the Corton Bressandes and beside the Corton Vergennes, it is shallow limestone terroir facing due east and offers early ripening.

Tasting

Much elegance is found in this wine which has the particularity of being suitable for tasting young. Said to be feminine for its finesse and freshness but also for its soft structure and velvety texture. Even if it is tempting to drink it in its 3rd or 4th year, it is preferable to keep it 8 to 15 years.

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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