Aloxe-Corton - Les Valozières 2006 - Wine


Les Valozières
Les Valozières

Location

Appellation: ALOXE-CORTON Premier Cru Les Valozières Grape variety: Pinot Noir Surface area: 0.28 hectare Planting date for vines: 1987 Exposure: East Colour: Red

Terroir

A Premier Cru Aloxe-Corton topographically well placed, beneath the Corton Bressandes and next to the Corton Paulands, both Grands Crus. The soil is clayey at the surface and pebbly limestone deeper down, quite uneven, and this makes for a terroir out of the ordinary. Facing east, just below mid-slope, it provides early ripening conditions.

Tasting

This wine has wild and complex aromas very typical of its terroir. It is a full-bodied and powerful wine. A wine for laying down, it can be kept a good ten years.

Vintage

Here was a vintage with very good maturity and lovely balance. The grape skins were fine and so would be the wines. Structure was forgotten in favour of softness and the wines let themselves be appreciated from their earliest age. Of moderate colour, the fruit explodes on the palate while tertiary aromas start to be noticed. They are delicious to drink now, both reds and whites. The Pernands Ile des Vergelesses and Cortons can however be kept for another 3 to 5 years.


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