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Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2003: a heatwave that affected all of Europe. The weather was less than ideal in 2003. It was necessary to harvest much earlier than usual and to pick early in the morning (or even at night) to avoid excessive heat. This was a vintage in which cooling systems were of great assistance. The grapes were tiny, with very little juice. Only a few needed to be removed during sorting since almost all were healthy and rich in polyphenols ( a family of organic molecules resulting from the secondary metabolism of plants, polyphenols are known for their health-giving effects, and especially their antioxidant role).

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.73 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Situated on the hill where the Grands Crus of Corton are located. The south-east facing vineyards and slight slope ensure perfect ripening.
    This sun exposure, combined with stony clay-limestone soil, is conducive to early ripening whatever the weather during the growing season.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 18 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation
    100% ageing in oak barrels
    Duration of ageing: 16 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2004
    COLOUR: Beautiful, deep and intense blackish, ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Charming, with aromas of ripe black fruit, sweet spices and cocoa
    PALATE: Powerful and generous with spicy, toasty flavours as well as nuances of chocolate and fruit (black fruit, black cherry)
    Rich, concentrated ripe tannin

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