Corton Vergennes Grand Cru, Domaine Chanson, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2016
100% Chardonnay with 12 - 14 months aging in oak with a moderate use of new oak.
Pale gold colour with emerald tinges. Floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit aromas on a hint of minerality. Bright attack. Well-structured and dense with a tight texture. Long and deep aftertaste with a salty finish.
A very small single vineyard shared between Chanson and the Hospices de Beaune on a hump of the hill of Corton. The vineyard used to belong to Charles Gravier, Count of Vergennes, born in Dijon, who was counselor to Louis XVI. Count of Vergennes signed with Benjamin Franklin the Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States. With this Treaty France was the first country in the world to recognize the United States of America.
"Burnt sugar, green apple, lemon and cereal – has plenty of flavour richness but no more complexity than their Beaune Clos des Mouches, for example. Tight structure, long finish with an attractive salty freshness." 17.5/20 Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2018
Try with seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.
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- Ready to drink but will improve in good storage
- Corton Vergennes
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