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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir (100%)
Site : The vineyard is ideally located in the heart of the famous Clos de Vougeot, nearby the Chateau.
The Vintage 2017 : After a classic winter, spring settled down with warm temperatures 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 episodes 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 : whole bunch fermentation for approximately two weeks, the wines are then aged in our XVth century cellar for a period between 14 and 18 months. Moderate use of new oak.
Tasting : Dark ruby colour. Intense aromas of black berry jam, of plum mixed with cocao notes and spices. Delicate vanilla note. Complex and dense. Deep structure. Silky texture. Elegant oak note and well crafted tannins. Outstanding persistence.
94-95 James Suckling -17.5/20 Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - 91-94/100 Burghound - 17+/20 Jancis Robinson
About the wine:
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. The 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.
After a cool and rainy winter and a frost episode in April, the warm and dry weather in spring was perfect for the flowering. In July and August the weather was more demanding. It became fine again early September with a true Indian summer which enabled a perfect maturation for the grapes. The harvest took place mid September under bright sunshine. The white wines develop very pure zesty aromas mixed with floral fragrances. Aging in oak casks during 13 months.
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