2018 Jehan Emonin Corton Clos Des Fietres Blanc Corton Grand Cru 750ml
This Grand Cru Chardonnay is situated directly above the village of Aloxe this is a very rare wine as 90% of the vineyard is planted in Pinot Noir; 1 parcel plated in 1989; 100% barrel fermented and aged, (4 barrels made) 50% new oak then 1 year old barrels. This is pure power from beginning to end; intense and perfumed nose of baked yellow apples, wildflowers & smoke; Super compact and focused mid-palate, muscular wine with spicy and toasty notes interwoven with fresh orchard fruits and roasted sweet corn. Outstanding!
The Jehan Emonin label is the ancestral label of the outstanding Domaine Vincent Bouzereau. The Jehan Emonin label was chosen to honor Vincent’s Grandfather (Jehan Emonin). The Bouzereau family settled in Meursault in the 16th century. Vincent represents the 10th generation of vignorons in his family. The estate owns 10 hectares of vines spread out in the Cote de Beaune from Puligny- Montrachet in the south to Aloxe-Corton in the north. The majority of the parcels are located around the village of Meursault. The estate uses sustainable farming to encourage microbial life. The vines are Guyot pruned and the aim is not to manage yield by hectoliter per hectare but rather limit the number of shoots and bunches per stock to have a good air-flow in the canopy. Disbudding is the carried out as well. Grapes are picked by hand only when phenolic maturity has-been achieved. The wine-making is traditional, using only indigenous yeast. The aging of white wines goes from 12 to 18 months. Pinot Noir wines are aged from 16 to 18 months before bottling. The use of new oak is judicious here with the village and Premier Cru wines aged in 25%-30% new oak, and no more than 50% on Grand Cru. These are wines of pure class and balance.