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CORTON

Grand Cru

Clos du Roi

Region : Côte de Beaune
Village : Aloxe-Corton
Appellation : Corton Grand Cru
Grape variety : Pinot Noir

The Vine:

Average vine age : 30 years
Soil : Marl and limestone.
Average yield : 35 hl/ha
Harvest Hand picked

Description:

Designated a Grand Cru since 1937, this wine was already well-known in the 15th century when the King of France added Corton wines to his personal cellars. Upon the death of Charles le Téméraire, the final duke of Burgundy, this parcel of vines passed into the hands of the royal winemakers and therefore became Corton “Clos du Roi” (plot (of land) of the king). With a perfect easterly exposure on the hill of Corton, the Latour vines are worked in the traditional way. Harsh pruning permits later harvests and also insures that a good level of ripeness and richness is achieved in the grapes. This wine has fantastic ageing capacity.

Vinification & Ageing :

Fermentation

Traditional in open vats

Ageing

10 to 12 months ageing in oak

Barrels

25% new Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Tasting Note :

With its deep ruby colour, our Corton Grand Cru “Clos du Roi” 2022 has an intense nose of blackberry, cherry and liquorice. The palate is full-bodied and delicious, with a strong cherry flavour. The tannins are elegant but very present. Nice length.

Wine tips :

Cellaring Potential : 10-15 years
Serving temperature : 16-17°

Food Pairing :

Roasted hare – partridge – duck “à l’orange” – mature cheeses.