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Corton VergennesGrand Cru 2005
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Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2005

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 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 2005 : Harvest took place in the early days of September after a dry and very hot summer after a superb growing season - long and cold winter followed by a rainy and humid spring. Exceptional weather conditions for an exceptional vintage. Full maturation of the grapes and good concentration. Aging in oak casks during 14 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour with emerald tinges. Intense aromas of grapefruit, fresh honey gunflint enhanced by a well-defined minerality and a beautiful vanilla note. Powerful, generous, well-balanced and well structured. Very pure aromas on a well-defined minerality. Well-integrated oak note. Very long finish.

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

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