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Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2013

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93 Points - James Suckling

"A beautiful and complex red with flowers, dark fruits, citrus and spice character. Full body, firm tannins and a bright finish. Tight and dense. Seamless and very pretty. A nice blend of different vineyards of Corton"

Notes from the Winemaker

Description
"Grancey" was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton, before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of five areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves, Clos du Roi and Chaumes, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified.

Vinification & Ageing
Fermentation
Traditional in open vats
Ageing
10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
Barrels
Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Tasting Note
Our Château Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2013 has an intense ruby color. The nose reveals notes of black cherry, liquorice, coffee and clove. The mouth is ample with aromas of blackcurrant and clove. Beautiful persistence and mellow tannins on the finish !

Food Pairing
Wild boar - roasted beef - roasted quail - duck "à l'orange" - mature cheeses