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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Chardonnay (100%)
Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with intense aromas of white and yellow orchard fruit on a hint of minerality. Complex and well-balanced. Dense and tight texture. Long and elegant finish.
93 Points – Wine Spectator
“Lemon oil, sweet corn, apple and butterscotch flavors highlight this succulent white. It’s firmly structured, balanced in a steely way, and leaves a chalky feel on the long, mouthwatering finish. Best from 2022 through 2030. 16 cases imported.”
93 Points – Wine Enthusiast
“The shy nose on this wine remains closed even with swirling. The palate reveals a still tightly coiled body of creamy density, compressed lemon and Mirabelle bedded on a very textured, smooth midpalate. Something understated and statuesque here needs time to blossom. Drink 2025–2035.”
92 Points – Burghound
“Discreet but discernible wood influence surrounds the ripe aromas of white orchard fruit compote, anise and citrus confit. There is excellent volume to the opulent and exceptionally rich larger-scaled flavors that are not particularly refined, indeed they flirt with rusticity, though there is fine depth and length. This is a big but balanced Corton Blanc that should be reasonably approachable young.”
92 Points – Wine & Spirits
“This stony hillock, once owned by Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes, is now split between Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune. The wine is reticent, as young Corton can be, smoky with oak spice, with a terse Granny-Smith-apple juiciness in the end. Several decades of tasting have led me to look for structural markers in Corton that would predict its likelihood of aging well. In a vintage like 2019, a summer of heat and water stress, all that’s clear is that the wine is not ready to drink. What course 2019’s may take in aging remains to be seen; this one seems an intriguing wine to follow.”
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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