Michel Gaunoux Corton Renardes GC

Michel Gaunoux

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2001
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Corton
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: The only Grand Cru holding -- a .63 hectare parcel -- that was purchased by the domaine in 1957.
Orientation: east to south, south-west
Soil: clay-limestone colluvium over a limestone base
Viticulture: hand harvested and farmed using sustainable methods
Vinification: Wines are de-stemmed and then vinified in large wooden casks using indigenous yeasts as well as an extended maceration.
Aging: aged in barriques, of which a very small percentage is new.
Notes: The most savage and gamey of the Gaunoux lineup, but with a delicacy that combats the more rustic reputation of Corton Renardes. This is a wine that will reward patience.