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Corton Bressandes – Grand Cru

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

Description

Joseph Drouhin
Corton Bressandes
Grand Cru

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

  • 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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