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Corton Vergennes Grand Cru 2017

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2017

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones

Site : A very small single vineyard shared between Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune on a hump of the hill of Corton. The vineyard used to belong to Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes, born in Dijon, who was counselor to Louis XVI. Count of Vergennes signed with Benjamin Franklin the Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States. With this Treaty France was the first country in the world to recognize the United States of America.

The Vintage 2017 : After a classic winter, spring settled down with warm températures but a cool weather in April slackened down the evolution of the vines. May was rainy and was followed by a warm summer with heat waves. However, a few thunderstorms épisodes brought enough rain to allow the maturation of the grapes to continue. The harvest started early september with an excellent sanitary level of the grapes. Vinification : after a mild pressing, this wine was vinified and aged for 10 to 14 months in oak casks in our cellars of the XVth century. Moderate proportion of new oak.

Tasting : Pale gold color with emerald tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with intense aromas of white and yellow orchard fruit with a hint of minerality. Bright attack. Complex and soft texture. Dense. Deep with a salty finish. Score : 93/100 BURGHOUND - 17+ JANCIS ROBINSON - 18/20 GUIDE BETTANE & DESSEAUVE 2020 - 17/20 GUIDE DE LA REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE 2020

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