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2017 Corton Bressandes Grand Cru

Domaine Follin-Arbelet

From one of the top three lieux-dits of the unusually large grand cru that is Corton, Bressandes is in the sweet spot right in the middle of the hill and enjoys perfect southeastern exposure. Frank Follin is patient and meticulous with everything he does, and his wines reflect this. They speak softly, with a depth to discover and appreciate if you know how to listen. This Corton will make a magnificent addition to any cellar. It is an exercise in finesse and class, along with the power and depth you expect from this top terroir.

Dixon Brooke

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Corton Bressandes Grand Cru
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Follin-Arbelet
Winemaker: Franck Follin
Vineyard: Planted between 1955-1960, .43 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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