Bouchard Père et Fils Le Corton Grand Cru
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The first traces of vineyards at Aloxe-Corton date back to the 2nd. Century B.C.
- Later, Le Corton was to be the favorite wine of Charlemagne.
- Corton is the only red Grand Cru on the Côte de Beaune and the only Grand Cru on the Côte d’Or to be divided into “sousclimats”.
- “Le Corton” is the historic vineyard which gave the name to the Corton appellation.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The grapes are manually harvested in small cases, followed by careful manual sorting of each grape. Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal viniﬁcation. Depending on the proﬁle of the vintage, vatting lasts 18 to 21 days. The wine is aged for 13 months in 40% – 50% new oak.
Tasting Notes: Intense bouquet with aromas of red and black fruit, spices and a touch a oak. Rich and structured on the palate, this wine needs a bit of patience in order to reveal its raciness and great distinction. Excellent ageing potential.
2014 – 93 Wine Spectator
2016 – 92-95 Vinous
2017 – 92 Wine Advocate | 94 Wine Spectator
2018 – 92-94 Wine Advocate
Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.