Aloxe-Corton 1er cru “Les Guérets”

Aloxe-Corton 1er cru
Grape variety
Pinot Noir
Controlled appellation Famous Village of the Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton is located at the foot of the Corton Hill. The village produces mainly grand Crus, 1st Crus and good villages too.
Les Guérets is a very old vine (65 years old!) located against the centre of the village
Local soil Marly and clayey Limestone’s.
Wine-making Manual Grape harvest in small cases. Selection of the grapes by hand on a conveyor. Fermentation in open vats during 17 days, before a pneumatic pressing. Control of the temperatures. No pumping of the wine. Wine is put in oak barrels or in bottles by gravity.

Maturation in oak barrels for 17 months( including 20% of new oak barrels)

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Character and style Beautiful red ruby with black nuances. The nose quite close is really already expressive with the blend of a fruity (ripped) black fruits nose and the smell of the ground (marked presence of the soil). In the mouth the wine is powerful and supple. The well-blended tannins are not aggressive and the palate is long: spices, ripped fruits and animal nuances combined to the “terroir” are completed by an elegant vanilla taste: A meaty wine of pleasure
Ageing and service To keep 10-12 years. Temperature of service: 15-16°C

It will accompany much meat. (Beef, lamb, duck) After few years the wine is excellent with some gear cook in sauces and stronger game and all cheeses.