Corton Bressandes Grand Cru


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. Fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in barrel for 18 months, with a very modest 15% new oak.



94-96 points
"The 2020 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru, 100% whole bunch, has a detailed nose, a little more backward compared to the Maréchaudes, a touch of silex infusing the quite penetrating red fruit almost sorbet-like with five minutes in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, slightly chalky tannins. This is supremely well focused, more mineral-driven and tensile with a very long finish. Very impressive. "
Neal Martin,
November 2021
92-94+ points
"The 2020 Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru is broad and dramatic, bursting with aromas of raspberries, plums, warm spices, raw cocoa and loamy soil. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's rich and fleshy, with succulent acids and a deep core of fruit framed by youthfully chewy tannins. This will reward some bottle age."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
January 2022
92-94 points
" In much the same fashion as the Ile de Vergelesses, the expressive nose is abundantly floral in character with its broad-ranging nose of red and dark cherry, warm earth and anise wisps. There is once again excellent volume to the more refined and sleeker big-bodied flavors that also flash a taut muscularity on the overtly built-to-age finale that delivers excellent length. This is impressive though a wine that will definitely need at least 5 to 7 years of keeping and one that should reward 15+."
Allen Meadows,
April 2022

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National Portfolio
Pinot Noir
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