Domaine Comte Senard - Corton Clos des Meix - Monopole - red - 2009 - 750mL
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The Estate’s “Monopole” (exclusive production) exposed full south and bordering on the Charlemagne area. Distinguished and flattering. The most pleasant of all the Cortons when young. […] Deep ruby robe. Delicate wine. Great finesse with silky tannins and beautiful harmony with the oak.”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 variety: Pinot noir
Surface: 3 acres
Age of the vines: 30 years
Winemaking: Cold temperature pre-fermentation vinification. 100% whole grape bunches depend of the vintage
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels. 50% new barrels
Pairing: Chicken, guinea fowl, pigeon. Meat served in sauce. Unpasteurized Cheese.
Production: 4000 bottles