Corton Grand Cru: Domaine Bertagna 'Les Grandes Lolières' 2017
From the historic hill of Corton, comes an impressive Grand Cru Pinot Noir 'Les Grandes Lolières'. This is a Pinot Noir with concentration and structure. When young, the fruit has a leafy edge which softens over time before becoming wonderfully generous. Intense and spicy, with chocolate notes, a savoury gamey edge and forest fruits coming to the fore, it will reward cellaring in the medium term.
A hugely complex wine that rewards ageing. Dark forest fruit aromas and flavours hide a powerful and well-built structure of tannins and acidity giving an elegant finish. Brilliant with well-hung dry-aged Charolais beef or a pheasant casserole with girolles and lots of butter.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Beaune|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game|
|Cellarage||This wine should cellar well for 5 to 15+ years from vintage.|
|Vinification||Farmed according to organic principles, strict quality control sees green harvests and de-budding to restrict yields and ensure the best quality of fruit. Hand-picked using small baskets, it is further sorted at the winery prior to maceration and pressing. 30 to 50% of full bunches are used and fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled vats. Matured in French oak barrels for 15 to 18 months using 100% new oak.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
In the heart of Vougeot in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine Bertagna makes wine from 18 appellations including 5 Grand Cru sites, 8 Premier Crus, 2 Villages and 3 regional AOCs. Covering 21 hectares of highly-coveted vineyards (including several monopoles), it has been under the ownership of the Reh family from the Moselle in Germany since 1982. Eva Reh is the current incumbent, having taken over at the domaine in 1988.
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