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Corton Vergennes Grand Cru 2013

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2013

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones

Site : Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune are the major operators of this very small single vineyard an Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune on a hump of the hill of Corton. The vineyard used to belong to the Count of Vergennes, who was counselor to Louis XVI and signatory for the Treaty of Independence with the United States of America

The Vintage 2013 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in early October under a bright sunshine. Aged in oak casks during 11 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Fragrances of citrus blossom mixed with aromas of citrus fruit on a hint of minerality. Complex and elegant. Refined texture with a well-integrated minerality. Long and balanced finale.

Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.