Guy de Maupassant had a taste for good wine, and often gave the characters in his novels the finest bottles to drink. In Bel-Ami, for example, Duroy had found the Corton to his liking, and let his glass be filled every time. A delicious liveliness stole over him, a warm cheerfulness, that mounted from the stomach to the head, flowed through his limbs and penetrated him throughout. He felt himself wrapped in perfect comfort of life and thought, body and soul.
Harvest date: September 23th, 2010. (Leaf day)
10% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 25 hl/ha
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days. Length of maceration: 21 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier grains fins , Tronçais
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
February 13rd, 2012. (Root Day)
Limited to 1463 bottles, 60 magnums, 6 jeroboams and 1 rehoboam.