Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru
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 tends to be more open than Bressandes or Clos du Roi in its youth— perfect for those who prefer young wines— yet still has finesse and a velvety texture with fine tannins.