Corton Bressandes Grand Cru

2019
France
Burgundy

This cuvée comes from four parcels which total 1.12 hectare, situated mid-slope and spread in homogenous fashion over the whole appellation, giving a nice typicity of Bressandes. The soils are deep and made up in equal parts of limestone and clay, giving the wine lovely balance and great length on the palate. It is a terroir that is very representative of the appellation Corton. The vines average 40 years-old and face east. 80% whole cluster. Aged in 20% new oak and the rest neutral barrels. 

 

94 points
"A wonderfully spicy nose also features plenty of floral influence to the liqueur-like aromas of dark raspberry and kirsch. Like the Maréchaudes, this is a wine of textural contrasts as the super-fine mid-palate of the big-bodied flavors contrasts with the sleekly muscular flavors where the intensity really builds to the youthfully austere, superbly long and already highly complex finale. This is compact and backwards but a wine that is also exceptionally promising, provided of course that you have the patience to wait for it to fully blossom."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
94-96 points
"The 2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is deeper in color compared with the Les Maréchaudes. The well-defined bouquet features cranberry and wild strawberry scents intermixed with wilted rose petal and sous-bois, delicate yet paradoxically intense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, and fleshier than the Maréchaudes; the stem addition here seems more enmeshed. Just beautiful."
Neal Martin,
Vinous
92-94 points
"Mingling aromas of red berries and plums with hints of wintergreen, peonies, dark chocolate and spices, the 2019 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, with a broad, enveloping core of fruit but also a rather more reserved, introverted profile than the Maréchaudes. It’s a promising cuvée in the making."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate

SKU/Code: 
DB6625-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic