Joseph Drouhin, Corton-Bressandes 750ml 2015

France, Burgundy
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R2,930
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The name comes from 'curtis' (the word for an estate in Gallo-Roman times) and Othon, the Emperor who owned this vineyard. Since the wine travels well, it soon acquired great fame around the world. Bressandes (people from Bresse) probably refer to the people who owned it.

Viticulture:
Biological cultivation since 1990; biodynamic cultivation a few years later.
Vine stocks: "sélection massale" (propagation of new vine stocks from a number of selected vines) done at the Drouhin nursery; also clones of recognized quality.
Soil maintenance: compost of manure and white wood, sometimes guano (seabird manure used as fertilizer). Soil is ploughed either by tractor or by horse to manage spreading of weeds.
Treatment: only authorized products for biological cultivation are used: infusions and macerations of plant materials, sulfur and copper, powdered rock. Natural predators are not eliminated.
Plantation density: from 10,000 to 12,500 stocks/ha in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir and limit the production of each vine stock.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: we aim to keep our yields low, more in line with the previous regulation, around 20% less than allowed by the current law.
Vinification:
Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance to a wine but should never be detrimental to its finesse and typical character.
'Pigeage' (punching down of the cap during fermentation): once a day until half of fermentation is done; one pumping over ('remontage') per day till the end of the fermentation.
Pressing: separation of free run juice from pressed juice.
Tasting notes:
‘Good structure when young, without any harshness. The nose is powerful, with aromas of candied fruit. As the wine ages, spice and musk are in evidence. A good Corton has a velvety texture ('gras') to counterbalance tannin and acidity. It is very persistent on the palate and ages well'. – Véronique Boss-Drouhin

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Bottle Size750ml
StyleRed
CountryFrance
Drink ToLong-term cellar
PriceR2,930.00
ProducerJoseph Drouhin
RegionBurgundy
VarietyPinot Noir
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