Corton Blanc Grand Cru, Chandon de Briailles
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Corton Blanc Grand Cru, Chandon de Briailles - 2021

Item # 10926 750mL

A Grand Cru Chardonnay that's more than just grand on the palate. Full of mineral, fleshy yellow fruit and lovely full texture on the palate. The winery, Chandon de Briailles, is excellent at preserving the flavors of the vineyard and fruit.

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  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Chandon de Briailles

This historic estate was established in 1834 by a lady called Chandon de Briailles. Today it is run by her granddaughter. Claude de Nicolay took over from her mother as winemaker in 1988 and crafts traditionally styled wines from one of the Côte d’Or’s great terroirs, the hill of Corton and its surrounding villages. The vineyard management has been fully Biodynamic since 2005 and organic since 1998. But what does it taste like? Well, the color is golden hay or straw. The aroma is almost of an upside down apple tart with a little butter. The taste is of a classy elegant subtle richness of ripe apple sautéed in butter. And it seems to last forever.

- JR

About the Producer

Domaine Chandon de Briailles Savigny-les-Beaune, Burgundy France Domaine Chandon de Briailles has been owned by the same family since 1834. The celebrated winery has familial ties to Moët and Chandon in Champagne, and now is run by the Count Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and his wife, the Countess, Nadine. Currently, Nadine and their youngest daughter, Claude are in charge, with the help of their...

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According to legend, the Emperor Charlemagne was a devout lover of the red wines of Corton. His wife, however, was none too pleased with the perpetual sight of her husband's red-stained beard - and so she ordered that white grapes be planted on the hill. Thus we today have the wonderful duality of Aloxe-Corton, producing both reds and whites of the highest quality. Situated at the far southern end of the Côte de Beaune, the village is home to a handful of Grand Cru vineyards (called Corton if...

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The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness of a California wine, yet retain a very Burgundian, mineral-driven core and great acidity....

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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