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Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru Bouteille
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    2005- vintage of the century: THe weather was just perfect throughout the growing season, which explains why 2005 is an altogether outstanding year.
    The red wines are very pure, powerful and concentrated. These are great wines with superb ageing potential, and are well worth waiting for. Patience will be richly rewarded.

  • 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 20 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: 18 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in April 2008
    COLOUR: Dark, intense reddish-black
    BOUQUET: Subtle and very elegant with floral (violet), spicy, and fruity (black fruit) aromas
    PALATE: Concentrated and refined, with attractive flavours of fresh, ripe black fruit (blueberry and black cherry)
    Elegant, silky tannin with a certain spiciness
    This wine can age for 7-10 years and longer

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