- Domaine Chandon de Briailles
- Pinot Noir
- 2020 - 2032
- Case size
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Goedhuis, December 2016
With 60% whole bunch fruit in the fermentation, this is a very layered wine. Strikingly rich dark black fruits aromas flow through into the sweet, concentrated palate. The tannic structure gives definition to the finish of this fine wine.
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru is more giving and shows more fruit concentration than the Corton les Marechaude at the moment. This is well defined with engaging blackberry, red cherry and rose petal scents. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm, almost rigid tannin that lend this good backbone, though here I find more fruité concentration that lends balance and focus on the grippy finish. This has good potential and is a very "solid" offering from the domaine. Drink Date 2018 - 2030
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.