Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru

2017

Very close to Corton Charlemagne, this is a terroir high on the hillside, very steep and made up of clay-limestone marls containing a little sand. It is also a late-ripening terroir which, through its ability to drain, allows the grapes to avoid rot during the last phase of ripening.

Planted in 1961 and 1985 at an elevation of three hundred meters and east-facing.

(91-93) points
"The 2017 Corton Clos-du-Roi Grand Cru comes from a parcel located on its highest contours. It has the most accomplished aromatics of the domaine’s Grand Crus, featuring shimmering cranberry and raspberry scents, sous-bois and tea leaf. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine bead of acidity and more substance than either the Les Maréchaudes or the Bressandes. The seductive, smooth finish bulges with red fruit. Superb."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2019
(93-95) points
"Aromas of rose hip and rose petals, blood orange, sweet dark fruits and raw cocoa introduce the 2017 Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru, a full-bodied, satiny wine that's beautifully fragrant and complete, with elegantly fine-grained structuring tannins and a pure, mineral-driven finish. As usual, it's higher-toned and less gourmand than the fleshy Bressandes, but it's the deeper and more serious wine, if only marginally."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019
92 points
"Yet again there is just the barest hint of barnyard character sitting atop the overtly spicy and markedly floral-scented nose of red berries and newly turned earth, all of which is trimmed in a touch of wood. The sleek, intense and large-scaled flavors brim with minerality that carries over to the muscular finish. This is impressive and assuming that the barnyard character does not become more pronounced with age, it should prove to be a fine Clos du Roi."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, April 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6627-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic