- Domaine Chandon de Briailles
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2035
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, December 2014
A very fine Bressandes with strong wild forest berries and fruits. This has a fine sweetness of fruit, with a really juicy texture, whilst not lacking in density or weight. Long and full.
Sarah Marsh, November 2014,
This has a ripe, tauter, more vigorous dark cherry aroma. Richly textured on the attack. It has power which is channelled. Straight, well edged palate; smoothed though at the edge. Honed muscle to the tannin. A long and firm and vital and fresh. This is more serious. Score 19. From 2023/25
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.