Guillemot Corton Grand Cru (750ml)
Eight generations of Guillemots have worked the land in the Savigny-lès-Beaune appellation. Their wines are known for their classic Burgundian finesse, elegance and balance combined with a certain rusticity that is typical of Savigny. Domaine Pierre Guillemot makes traditional style Burgundies that appeal to old school Burgundy lovers.
Strawberry, raspberry, earth, sandalwood on the nose. Still restrained and youthful on the palate, fresh red fruit, high acidity and fine medium grained tannins. A Burgundy built to develop beautifully.
This wine heralds from the prestigeous Corton vineyard within the Aloxe Corton appellation in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. The Corton appellation is the Côte de Beaune’s only Grand Cru appellation for red wine. These grapes grow in ferruginous oolite soil. Guillemot ferments his reds for about 15 days in wooden cuves with regular multiple daily punchdowns. The wine is aged in barrel, 10% new, for 18 months and 6 months in bottle before release.