Coup de coeur Guide Hachette 2023
Corton Les Renardes Grand Cru
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The destemming is carried out in a way which reinforces the delicacy of the Pinot Noir and the elegance of the tannins. A pre-fermentation maceration of about 7 days is carried out in temperature-controlled vats which guarantee precision in the different stages of vinification. During alcoholic fermentation, the must is tasted daily and adjustments are made by pressing and/or pumping over techniques, depending on the progression in the vat.
The objective is to allow optimal extraction of the elements from the skins while limiting the coarse elements from the seeds as much as possible. Devatting takes place within 20 days of the date of the grape harvest. The musts are then aged in 228 liter barrels for 12 months. The proportion of new barrels, approximately 25 to 30% per year, is deliberately moderate in order to let the terroir of the appellation express itself. In partnership with our barrel makers, a true match is sought between the type of barrel and the character of the wine.
With Corton being the king of the hill, this one catches the eye with the crazy intensity of its purple colour. Rose root and green chili peppers capture the nose and haunt it. This extremely unctuous wine delivers an almost creamy, black cherry smoothness. Its ample flavour lingers on the taste buds before waking them up with a salty finish.
Look, we do not talk, we breathe … The complexity of this wine’s aroma spurs the brain into action.
Purple flowers and black fruits mingle with a delicate oakiness. The finesse of the pinot tannin is a
perfect example of its kind because, despite a tactile fleshiness, it leaves a final impression of ultimate
freshness. This year it is not a grand cru, it is a very grand cru !