- Corton and the other Corton vineyards (such as Corton Bressandes) are the only red Grand Crus of the Côte de Beaune.
- They are located on the hill of Corton, clearly visible from miles around and capped by low-growing oak trees.
- The vines are on a rather steep slope with a good south-east exposure.
- The name comes from “curtis” (the word for an estate in Gallo-Roman times) and Othon, the Emperor who owned this vineyard.
- Since the wine travels well, it soon acquired great fame around the world. Bressandes (people from Bresse) probably refer to the people who owned it.
- Soil: a mixture of clay and small rocks create a well-drained soil where the roots of the pinot noir grape have to dig very deep in order to find water and nutrients.
- Domaine area: Biological cultivation since 1990; biodynamic cultivation a few years later. 0.25 ha (0.625 acre). Average age of the vines: 37 years.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS:A carefully prepared cuisine would enhance Corton Bressandes superbly. Also, pair with slowly cooked stews, duck or pheasant, and ripe cheeses.
TASTING NOTES: “Good structure when young, without any harshness. The nose is powerful, with aromas of candied fruit. As the wine ages, spice and musk are in evidence. A good Corton has a velvety texture (“gras”) to counter-balance tannin and acidity. It is very persistent on the palate and ages well”. – Véronique Drouhin-Boss
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