Chandon de Briailles Corton-Bressandes, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France 2018
Claude de Nicolay crafts some of the most progressive styles of Corton on the market today, wines that are truly gems within the Côte d'Or, not quite like any others from the region. At a time when destemming, extraction, and new oak were the fashion, the family was bottling all of their wines with 100% whole clusters and no new oak. Even today, with 5% new oak, it's very low for grand cru Burgundy, specially Corton. Quite full bodied but silky tannins give way to floral elegance alongside cherry and organic earth. This will age gracefully your cellar.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: Limestone & Clay
Viticulture: Organic since 1998, certified biodynamic since 2012