Aloxe-Corton - Les Valozières 2007 - 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

A spring-time just like summer. It was a very precocious vintage, starting off with trumpets blaring but already less festive by 14th July. Rain and storms; hope was lost... We were to harvest at the very beginning of September and after draconian sorting of the crop. We would witness the birth of crisp, light and fruity wines in red; whites would be taut, just as we like them, and can be kept for more than ten years (recommended).


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