Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru

2019
France
Burgundy

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.

93 points
"A discreetly perfumed and restrained nose grudgingly offers up its notes of ripe poached plum, black cherry and warm earth scents. The caressing yet powerful larger-scaled flavors possess fine mid-palate density as well as excellent verve while exhibiting fine length on the beautifully well-balanced finale. This is a texturally interesting wine as the mid-palate seems quite supple yet it’s clear that there is plenty of supporting structure that only become apparent as the finish begins to die away. Very promising."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
93-95 points
"The 2019 Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru is almost understated on the nose, gradually unfurling with raspberry and wild strawberry scents and touches of brown spice and sandalwood; impressive complexity here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, beautifully knit red berry fruit and a judicious sprinkling of black pepper and clove. Understated but already extremely more-ish on the finish. My advice is to have a second bottle handy!"
Neal Martin,
Vinous
91-93 points
"The 2019 Corton Les Maréchaudes Grand Cru unwinds in the glass with aromas of peonies, plums, orange rind and rich soil tones. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, it’s a charming, suave rendition of this inherently far from ethereal site."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate

SKU/Code: 
DB6628-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic