- Domaine Chandon de Briailles
- Pinot Noir
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Burghound, April 2008,
The most complex nose of the range with a wonderful mélange of red pinot fruit, game, leather, smoke, crushed herb and a touch of natural spice leads to distinctly animale and underbrush suffused big-bodied and muscular flavors that are cool and reserved, all wrapped in a serious, structured and very firm finish that explodes on the finale without any trace of aggressiveness.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles
The sibling team at this stunning domaine (Francois and Claude de Nicolay) is most definitely a winning one. Their biggest influence has been to convert the estate firstly to organic and now to biodynamic methods of viticulture and vinification. The wines focus on sensual flavours and refinement, these are not powerful, but the aged vines allow for wines of extraordinary texture and complexity.
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.