100% whole bunch. 50% new oak. Mid crimson. Red cherry nose. Crunchy and falls off a little. Whole-bunch dominated. Drink 2018-2028
Good bright red. Spicy red cherry and sexy soil tones on the nose. Penetrating, stylish wine with terrific vinosity to its red fruit and crushed stone flavors. Finishes with lovely length and slowly mounting complexity. This will need several years of bottle aging to blossom in bottle.
The Grands Crus of Corton, a red made from Pinot Noir, and Corton Charlemagne, a white made from Chardonnay are shared between Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix Serrigny and Pernand Vergelesses. The vines for both are planted on the hillsides underneath the plateau of Corton's woodland forest. The majorityof Pinot Noir is planted in the southern and eastern sector where the soil is naturally rich with red iron clay giving additional body and power. Overall, the wines from these areas tend to be fruit forward and fleshy with a balance of round edges and fine concentration.