OENOFOROS Product Details DDP Oenoforos Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru Docteur Peste 2016
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HOSPICES DE BEAUNE CORTON GRAND CRU DOCTEUR PESTE 2016
Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote De Beaune
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Displaying a vibrant, glowing colour, with a lovely graceful mid palate, this has taken a touch of oak, but leads to a long finish with neither acidity nor tannins intruding. There is a delicious swathe of dark fruit through the middle of this wine, perhaps relating to the old vines in Les Chaumes, which flourished well this year, as well as the famous vineyards of Bressandes and Grèves.

Food Pairing: Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Corton is the grand cru appellation covering the slopes of the Montagne de Corton hill in the Côte de Beaune district of Burgundy. It is the largest grand cru vineyard in Burgundy, and is one of only two where wines are made from both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (the other is the Musigny vineyard). Corton"s wines were a favorite of the Emperor Charlemagne, who lends his name to the white wines made on the western side of the hill.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: DDP

BOTTLE

€180,00

CASE PRICE

€1.080,00
Available Stock: 35 items
For orders €100,00 or more we deliver free to your place (within city limits)
The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.