Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : In the very heart of the appellation, on the upper part of the hill of Corton above the villages of Pernand Vergelesses and Aloxe Corton
The Vintage 2008 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aged in oak during 16 months.
Tasting : Gold colour. Intense aromas of citrus fruit and yellow fruit. Beautiful vanilla note and subtle minerality. Complex and powerful. Very pure fruit. Dense and precise texture. Well integrated acidity and subtle oak note. Long and generous finish.
Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.