Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2014

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Chandon de Briailles

Very close to Corton Charlemagne, this is a terroir high on the hillside, very steep and made up of clay-limestone marls containing a little sand. It is also a late-ripening terroir which, through its ability to drain, allows the grapes to avoid rot during the last phase of ripening.

Planted in 1961 and 1985 at an elevation of 300 meters and east-facing.

91 points
"(vinified with 80% whole clusters and aged in 20% new oak; 12. 8% natural alcohol): Very ripe aromas of redcurrant and milk chocolate. Suave, silky and sweet in the mouth, conveying an impression of almost exotic chocolatey ripeness leavened by a rose petal element. Finishes with serious, mouth-dusting tannins and a repeating chocolate character. This wine carries a high 3. 9 pH but will need time to resolve its tannins. Claude de Nicolay describes it as "a red Charlemagne," noting that the vineyard lies at a very high altitude of 350 meters."
Stephen Tanzer,
, January 2016