Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru

2014
Maréchaudes is a part of the Aloxe commune, which is tiny with only one hundred residents! Located just below Corton Bressandes, the vineyards have east- southeast exposure; Claude explained that here, you begin to see some similarities to the soil you find in the Cote de Nuits. The soil is red as it is very ferruginous, and you find limestone rocks throughout the vineyard. Chandon de Briailles has two-fifths of a hectare here, planted in 1974 and 1979. The domaine has been working the parcel by horse since 2012 and avoids using tractors in the vineyard to avoid compacting the soil. Each vine is cared for by hand. It's a fantastic Grand Cru site.
 
Wine from here ttends to be more open than Bressandes or Clos du Roi in its youth— perfect for those who are not patience for aging— yet still has finesse and a velvety texture with fine tannins.
(90-93) points
"There is outstanding volume and good phenolic maturity to the round, velvety and overtly powerful middle weight plus flavors that possess a firm core of tannins on the mouth coating, dusty and impressively persistent finish. This is a serious Corton where patience will also be required."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
(90-91) points
"(just fined; the first of these 2014s that was still in tank in December; 50% vendange entier; 20% new oak): Good medium red. Ripe aromas of raspberry, minerals, coffee and mocha. Plush, sweet and concentrated, showing good energy to the fruit-driven flavors of raspberry, cherry and chocolate. A dense, lightly saline fruit bomb with lovely length. The pH of this elegantly styled Corton grand cru is 3. 9, with 3. 2 grams per liter acidity. The production here was 30 hectoliters per hectare, which Claude de Nicolay described as a normal crop."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinousmedia.com
, January 2016
94 points
"A lean, racy red, featuring cherry, strawberry, spice and mineral flavors. Very compact and linear, this is nonetheless persistent and long on the aftertaste. Coiled and youthful, this will need time to unwind. Best from 2020 through 2032."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator

SKU/Code: 
DB6628-14
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic