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Corton VergennesGrand Cru 2009

Corton Vergennes
Grand Cru 2009

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 2009 : After a cold winter and a beautiful spring, the hot summer was interrupted by stormy intervals which fortuitously took place when needed and thus facilitated growth and good maturation of the grapes. Harvest began early September with excellent weather conditions. Aging in oak (demi-muids) during 14 months.

Tasting : Bright gold colour. Aromas of exotic fruit, mixed with toasty notes and honey. Beautiful minerality. Complex, deep and voluminous. Beautiful fruit combination. Harmonious. Well-integrated minerality. Delicate oak-note. Long and generous aftertaste.

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