Wine Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2009
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Reviews of purchase Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2009
Wine brilliant pale yellow color.
Taste wine rich, full-bodied, very dense, with excellent concentration and power, impressive depth, tones of lemon, peach and white gravel, and finally, explosive and extremely long dry aftertaste with hints of pineapple and crushed stone.
The wine has a superb, fresh, elegant aroma, in which the rich floral tones join shades of green apple, pear, exotic yellow fruit, restrained nuances burnt wood.
The wine is excellent as an aperitif, goes well with seafood, poultry, cheeses, foie gras.
Corton-Charlemagne - a wine that looks great in young and middle age, but if it has reached the 3-hletnego abroad - some experts advise to leave it for another 10 years, then it will be able to demonstrate a new stage in its development, which definitely will not disappoint!
Wine Corton-Charlemagne 2009 - "... super impressive. It shows an amazing combination of maturity and strong structure" (Robert Parker). The creation of this exciting, elegant, vintage deep largely assist the weather conditions of the season 2008/2009. Dry and cold winter contributed to address the underlying diseases and pests. Mild, sunny, rainy spring, as well as the fine weather in May and June led to a surprisingly rapid bloom that occurred in the period from the first to the fourth of June. July was warm, with occasional rain. Gorgeous August - dry, bright and warm - "completed" the development of beautiful, mature bunches with super-thin balance of sugar and acidity. Crop harvested under ideal conditions, from 9 to 15 September. Primary fermentation was completed by the end of December. Malolactic fermentation began in January 2010 and continued through June 2010, after which the wine is aged in oak barrels until the spring of 2011.
Domain Bonneau du Martre sells only wines of Grand Cru Class. With 11 acres of continuous plot (which is rare in Burgundy) produces red and white wine Corton Corton-Charlemagne, whose specially planted 9.5 hectares of Chardonnay grapes. As a consequence of the large scope of domains, domain has a decent collection of old vintages, a rarity for these places.
The current owner - Jean-Charles Le Baux de la Moriner - an architect by profession, in 1993 he left the old job and became manager of possession, which was one of the best in Côte d'Auray. Jean-Charles said that only sharpens the work begun by his father - Jean Les Baux de la Morinerom, who has done a lot for a domain: stopped selling wine negociant, returned all the vines of the lease began to improve drainage and erosion control.
In order to obtain a better balance in the wines of Jean-Charles severely restricts yields. To do this, he uses the "green fee", following the well-being of vines, cuts and strengthens them, and using only organic methods of feeding. The average age of the vines - 45 years. The grapes are carefully collected and sorted (ridges are not separated). The wort was divided into stainless steel tanks, 5-6 days musts transferred to oak barrels (one third of them are new, and the other summer 1-2), there occur during alcoholic fermentation and malolactic. Wine is kept on the lees for over a year, and for white wines practiced shaking sediment to their taste richer, and the structure - oily. All wines have a reputation Bonneau high style and good potential of aging.