Corton Grand Cru « Les Pougets » 2016

  • APPEARANCE : Ruby red, Hints of garnet
  • NOSE : Cherry, Stone fruit, Hint of kirsch
  • PALATE : Full, Rustic, Hints of cocoa, Masculine
  • OAKED : Very oaky
  • FOOD PAIRING : Partridge in mushroom sauce, Epoisses cheese
  • PRESS : Guide Hachette
  • CERTIFICATION : Organic, Demeter

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Appellation

Corton Grand Cru

Location

Les Pougets

capacity

75 Cl

Color

Red

grape variety

Pinot noir

Surface

0,1488 ha

Etymology

At Aloxe-Corton, this is a climat situated below Le Charlemagne, at the top of the Corton slope. A long narrow path winds its way through the vines separating notably the two plots named Le Charlemagne and also the two plots named Les Pougets. This name describes their situation quite well. It is derived from Pouge – from common Latin *PODIA which in southern France developed at the same time as the classical Latin PODIUM “small hill”.
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The vineyard plot(s)

60 year-old vines Old massal selection.

The soil and subsoil

The clayey-limestone ground contains small flinty stones. It is quite well-drained but has a higher clay content and is less fertile than the neighbouring plots below. The grapes that grow here tend to be quite rich in phenolic compounds.

The vinification

The grapes here are handpicked and 100% destemmed.

The fermentation starts right away (there is no cold soak maceration beforehand). Regular punching down extracts aromas, tannins and colour (no enzymes are used and no forced extraction by excessive heating). The fermentation last about 12 to 14 days. The free-run wine and press wine are blended, allowed to settle and then put into cask. Corton Pougets is aged in 50% new barrels made from Allier and Nevers oak. The barrel ageing lasts about 12 to 15 months; the wine is bottled without fining and with a very light filtration.

The exposition

This Grand Cru Corton AOC “Les Pougets” is planted mid-slope between 275 and 285 metres up on a south-facing gentle slope.

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