Domaine Comte Senard - Aloxe Corton 1er cru - Les Valozieres - red - 2014 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The best-located of all the Premier Crus, below the Bressandes where it has inherited the same elegance and delicateness. Red berry aromas are very much present in this wine. Tasting shows a beautiful balance between the tannins and Pinot Noir acidity and a lovely expression of its terroir. A refined wine with great ageing potential.” Domaine Comte Senard
Domaine Comte Senard produces some of the best Corton. The Burgundy village of Aloxe Corton (692 acres) lies midway between côte de Beaune and côte de Nuits.
In 1857, Jules Senard, great grandfather of the current owner created the original “Corton Clos Des Meix” vineyard. Covering a surface of 6 acres, the vineyard has been a “Monopole” (under exclusive control) ever since. Over the years, the acquisition of prestigious appellations such as Corton Clos Du Roi, Corton Bressandes and Corton Paulands has increased the prestige and high reputation of the Comte Senard Estate. Since the year 2000, Lorraine has followed on from her father. Lorraine’s approach is very much inspired from the previous generations’ respect in keeping the Corton spirit alive: deep robe, red fruit aromas, tannic and powerful. They have opted for a sustainable-organic approach that best suits their convictions: the non-use of herbicides and insecticides, sustainable grass-covering and ploughing techniques throughout the Estate.
Grape: Pinot noir
Surface: 1.7 acres
Age of the vines: 20 years
Winemakeing: Cold temperature pre-fermentation vinification.100% whole grape bunches
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels. 50% new barrels
Pairing: Pigeon, partridge, veal or lamb dishes / meat served in white sauce / pasteurized cheese