“Grancey” was the name of the last owners of the chateau situated on the road of Corton, before the Latour family bought it in 1891. This wine, produced by Maison Louis Latour, is unique and exclusive. It is a blend of four areas of Domaine Latour Corton Grand Cru: Bressandes, Perrières, Grèves and Clos du Roi, the proportions of which vary depending on the vintage. The average age of the vines is over 40 years. After aging individually, only the best barrels are assembled to create the Château Corton Grancey. It is a wine that is produced only if the grapes are of a perfect maturity, vintages judged inferior are systematically declassified.
Fermentation: Traditional in open vats
Ageing: 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
Barrels: Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Tasting Note: The Corton Grancey 2005 offers a rich bouquet of mineral notes (chalk, earth), spices and ripe fruit (black cherry). The wine is well-balanced, supple and round on the palate. The finish is long and firm which is typical of a great Corton. To drink between 2009-2015.
Food Pairing: Wild boar – roasted beef – roasted quail – duck “à l’orange” – mature cheeses