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Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Jacques Prieur Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Bouteille
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    One often hears and reads that 2005 is a vintage of the century. Indeed, the tremendous potential of wines from this magnificent year is already obvious. Not only is this a very great vintage, but the wines are also delicious young. However, wine lovers would be well-advised to hold off from drinking them straight away, and their patience will be richly rewarded.
    The withe wines are fairly closed today (in 2007) and not very aromatic, but display ripe tannin and a beautiful mineral quality. It is suggested to age them as long as possible.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 0,22 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Situated on the hill where the Grands Crus of Corton are located. Facing due east, the vineyard overlooks the village of Ladoix-Serrigny and goes up to the edge of the forest. The vineyard is steep and very chalky, which confers an intense mineral quality.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
    100% malolactic fermentation
    Duration of ageing: 21 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in April 2008
    COLOUR: White gold with silver-grey highlights
    BOUQUET: Very straightforward and pure with aromas of flint and spice
    PALATE: Strong and authoritative as well as very fresh with a marked mineral quality and flavours reminiscent of truffle and fresh earth
    Very long aftertaste
    This wine can age for 15 years or more

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