Technical sheet

The appellation

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.”

The vine

Corton Clos du Roi
Surface: 0.497 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on steepish slope.
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1951/1952

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Soil and subsoil: red, clayey, rich in iron. Pebbly, slightly calcareous.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: massal selection only.

Organic agriculture. Received official approval Ecocert® in 1999.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Ullage planted out in autumn. Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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Burgundy - France
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