# Corton Le Clos du Roi 2009

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.

Vendanges

Harvest date: September 12th, 2009. (Roots day) No selection.

Vinification

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: 28 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.

Elevage

Length: 17 months Type: in barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 60 % Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: Allier, Nevers and Tronçais Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

By gravity. March 2nd, 2011. (Root Day) Limited to 2.441 bottles, 60 magnums, 6 jeroboams and 2 rehoboams.

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 Corton-Clos-Roi-Grand-Cru-GB09.pdf