Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru

2017
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. 
92 points
"A complex bouquet of ripe red fruits, warm spices, dried flowers, blood orange and raw cocoa introduce the 2017 Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied, satiny wine with silky tannins, a juicy core of fruit and a long, chalky finish. This is an elegant and classy Maréchaudes that should enjoy a broad drinking window. It was already bottled when I tasted it."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6628-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic