Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB6627-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
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.

(92-94) points
"(80% vendange entier): Bright dark red. A touch of musky reduction to the aromas of blackberry, dried flowers and wild, resiny herbs. Boasts lovely stony intensity but surprising pliancy and plumpness in the middle palate despite being a bit youthfully linear in the early going. Very classy, refined, ripe wine, and by far the silkiest on the finish of this collection. The soil here is all sand and rocks, according to Claude de Nicolay."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinousmedia.com
, January 2017