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Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2004: A difficult vintage to describe
    The white wines are very good, and similar to 2001, with lemon and citrus aromas as well as very attractive overripe notes. To drink now or hold (for people who enjoy aged white wines).
    The reds are still closed at present, and not easy to evaluate.

  • 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 17 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: 23 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Beautiful, intense rubu-red purplish highlights
    BOUQUET: Serious and complex, with forest floor, humus and mushroom aromas, going to reveal hints of berry fruit
    PALATE: Concentrated with black fruit and spicy (pepper) aromas as well as smoky and truffle overtones
    The tannin on the finish is ripe and tightly-knit

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