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Corton

Clos du Roi grand cru

Appellation: Grand Cru
Area under vine: 1,45 hectare
Sun exposure: East
Soil: Clay-limestone
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
When planted: 50% in 1979, 50% in 1987.
Vineyard: No pesticides are sprayed on the vines and only organic fertilizers are used. The land is ploughed to aerate and enrich the soil, and weedkillers are avoided.
Winemaking: The grapes are handpicked, put into small crates, then sorted in the cellar and completely destemmed. They are then cold-macerated for 7 days and fermented under temperature-controlled conditions. The cap is punched twice a day, and the wine stays on the skins for a total of 21 days.
Ageing: The wine is aged on the lees in oak barrels (30% new) for 18 months. Malolactic fermentation tends to take place fairly late, and the wine is clarified naturally without fining or filtration. Gravity flow is used for

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