Corton Vergennes

Les Exceptionnels / Corton Vergennes

«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí

It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.

  • Terroir

    A vineyard of the Côte de Beaune, Corton Grands Crus offer a wide range of nuances. The «Les Vergennes» producing area is located in Ladoix-Serrigny and mainly produces red wines.

  • Varietals

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Vinification

    After being hand-harvested, the grapes are put into stainless steel tanks for pre-fermentation maceration for 2 to 4 days. Then, alcoholic fermentation is begun using nothing but natural starters. Malolactic fermentation and ageing take place in oak barrels for 8 to 12 months.

  • Tasting notes

    This Corton displays an intense ruby colour and has a broad bouquet of fruit accents (blueberry, redcurrant and cherry) moving towards pepper, leather and liquorice with age. On the palate, it is powerful and structured, with great sustain and body. It is firm, frank and fleshy.

  • Food pairing

    Strong, washed-rind and blue cheeses will be able to tame its complex structure. Strong meat such as roast or grilled beef joints and all roast or braised game or, of course, with a sauce, will also be delectable partners for this exceptional wine.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at a temperature of 14 to 16° C. This wonderful wine needs time to develop, between 4 and 12 years.

  • Awards

    2015 15.5/20 Wine Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2018
    2015 17/20 Jancis Robinson 2017
    2012 92 points Wine Enthusiast
    2012 92 points Burghound
    2011 91 points Wine Enthusiast

Corton Vergennes