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2018 Chandon de Briailles Corton (Blanc)

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
July, 2022
France Direct wines are sourced from individual cellars in France. They ship directly to our Napa warehouse each quarter.

ITEM 8094022 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
12 $150
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of crisp orchard fruit and white flowers with hints of beeswax and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with chalky structuring extract, lively acids and a fleshy core of fruit...

93Wine Spectator

The initial scent of smoky oak gives way to ripe peach, pear and mineral flavors...finishes long and promising.

91Vinous / IWC

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Le Corton

Corton is a Grand Cru vineyard for red wine within the Corton appellation. It is a long, slender, stony limestone site that wraps part way around the top slopes of Montagne de Corton, a hill that reaches to 1,150 feet. The 234-acre vineyard primarily faces south, west and east, and is sheltered by a windbreak of trees while also receiving excellent exposure to sun. Corton is the Cote de Beaune’s only red Grand Cru. The largest producers are Louis Latour, with 37.5 acres; Hospices de Beaune, with 16 acres; and D'Ardhuy, with 11.85 acres. The names of smaller vineyards within Corton are frequently added to the names of Corton wines, resulting in names such as Corton Les Renardes, Corton Les Chaumes, Corton les Perrieres, etc.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.