Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB6624-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Chandon de Briailles

The winemakers' mother, Nadine, decided to plant Chardonnay in the Corton Bressandes vineyard because she wanted to have some Chardonnay to drink in the mid-term while the Charlemagne was aging! The final blend is 80% Corton Bressandes, 15% Corton Chaumes and 5% Corton Renardes. (Renardes is one of the climats that may be classified as Corton Charlemagne.)

An unusual Chardonnay coming mainly from Pinot Noir soils, so quite full, evoking yellow fruits (peach, apricot) and a touch of honey. One new oak barrel was introduced in the 2011 vintage (very little influence overall, approx. 5% of total), nor lees-stirring, so very elegant and fresh on the finish.

 

(91-92) points
"(a blend of the top part of Les Bressandes on mother rock and stony Les Chaumes, located below Pouget; in tank awaiting bottling): Healthy bright, pale yellow. More refined on the nose than the Ile de Vergelesses Blanc but still with sexy leesy lift to the aromas of pear and white flowers. Quite smooth and elegantly styled, conveying a plush quality to its pear and lemon drop flavors. Finishes seriously rich and long, with tactile salty minerality giving the wine a sweet/savory quality."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2017