Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB6625-14
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Chandon de Briailles

This cuvée comes from 4 parcels situated mid-slope and spread in homogenous fashion over the whole appellation. The soils are deep and made up in equal parts of limestone and clay, giving the wine lovely balance and great length on the palate. It is a terroir that is very representative of the appellation Corton. The vines average 35 years old and face east.

 

Vintage Notes from the winery: "A precocious spring led to an early growing cycle. Unfortunately a cold snap set upon the flowering, which took away hopes of good yields. Vines were then hit by hail on the 28th of June the storm fell from Meursault to Corton, lowering yet again the quantity of grapes. We harvested from the 18th to 26th september, with half the normal crop though picking at perfect ripeness. The reds have a great aromatic complexity and silky tannins, whites have freshness and a density. The wines are tasting very well at the moment."

91+ points
"(vinified with 70% whole clusters and aged in 20% new oak):Healthy dark red. Quite reduced and folded in on itself following the bottling the week before my visit. Densely packed, very dry and a bit tough for the year. In a spicy, gripping, but very tight style, showing little obvious generosity today. This concentrated, adamantly dry wine finishes with substantial dusty tannins. The soil here features less than a foot of clay over mother rock, according to de Nicolay, who says the wine normally shows a smoothness from its southern exposition but is also firmly structured."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinousmedia.com
, January 2016
94 points
"This needs air to reveal the deep cherry and raspberry flavors. Pure, with mineral and earth details adding grace notes. Though balanced, this will require time for the structure and flavors to meld. Fine length. Best from 2020 through 2035."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator