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Corton VergennesGrand Cru 1999

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 1999

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 1999 : Ideal meteorological conditions. Limited pluviometry. Optimal harvest conditions and good maturity of the grapes.

Tasting : Beautiful gold colour. Intense aromas of pale fleshed fruit (pear) coated with honey mixed with toasted "Brioche" aromas and vanilla. Elegant, ample, generous and well balanced. Excellent aromatic combination with a hint of minerality. Very long finish.

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