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Corton VergennesGrand Cru 2000

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2000

Grape Variety : Chardonnay

Soil : Clay and limestone covered with stone

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 2000 : After a quick bud burst, followed by an early flowering period (beginning of June), some rain and cool temperatures in July slowed down the ripening of the grapes. Good weather at the end of the summer and a prolonged hot period in early September, which ensured good concentration of the juice.

Tasting : Beautiful gold colour. Intense aromas of exotic fruit and citrus fruit (grapefruit) mixed with grilled almond and enhanced by an elegant vanilla note. Elegant, generous, well-balanced and well-structured. A lot of harmony and a beautiful aromatic complexity Outstanding finish.

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