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Corton Vergennes Grand Cru 2013

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2013

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stones

Site : 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.

The Vintage 2013 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals which early September gave way to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in early October under a bright sunshine. Aged in oak casks during 11 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Fragrances of citrus blossom mixed with aromas of citrus fruit on a hint of minerality. Complex and elegant. Refined texture with a well-integrated minerality. Long and balanced finale.

Food pairing : Seafood, foie gras, fish in a creamy sauce, crayfish. Particularly great with a selection of French cheeses.