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Corton VergennesGrand Cru 2001

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2001

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 2001 : Harvest took place at the end of September after a late Summer. It was as a whole homogeneous but the "tri", sorting of the grapes was drastic to keep only the very ripe berries. Aging in cask during 10 months

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Floral fragrances mixed with pale fleshed fruit (peach) and almond underlined by a vanilla note. Powerful, well-balanced, generous. Beautiful aromatic combination of summer fruit (apricot) and honey enhanced by a refined oak note. Slightly mineral on the finish. Outstanding persistence.

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