Corton

  • Red
  • 75 cl

Bottle of Grand Red Wine from Burgundy: Corton 1972
Preservation and delivery conditions suitable for an ancient wine. Wine for sale online.

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€134.70

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  • Delivery

    The average delivery times for Corton protected packages are 48 to 72 hours by UPS. This shipment includes an anti-breakage guarantee.

  • Anti-breakage guarantee ?

    The wine bottles are packaged in specialized packaging certified by the UPS carrier, which ensures delivery without damaging the wines or breaking the bottles. If ever a package is lost or the wine bottles broken, it will be re-shipped to you as soon as possible, we have specific insurance for this need.

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    • Free insertion of a personalized message: indicate during the ordering process the personalized message that you want to insert with the delivery slip, in an envelope. (We never include invoices in packages)
    • Wooden boxes: it is possible to attach a beautiful wooden box for 1, 2, 3 or 6 bottles. Add the box of your choice to the basket by going to the category of wine boxes

dégustation

Corton

  • Complex

  • Powerful

  • Mineral

  • Fruity

  • Woody

 

Year 1972, year of beautiful wines in Burgundy!

Bottle of burgundy red wine 1972 available for sale to offer to a loved one born this year or to enrich a cellar.

For a birthday or a special occasion, the wine shop Le Bourguignon offers a bottle of red wine from Burgundy corton appellation of the 1972 vintage. This wine has been kept in the cellar under optimal conditions.

The transport conditions are adapted to the fragility of old wines: packaging preserving the wine from shocks and temperature changes.

Bottle red burgundy wine 1972
AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE

caractéristiques

  • title

    Village
  • Type of Wine

    Quiet
  • Wine Making

    Oak casks
  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir
  • Harvest

    Manual
  • Burgundy Region

    Côte de Beaune
  • Vintage

    1972
  • Service

    14 à 16°
appellation

Corton

Wine Characteristics

The extensive area covered by this appellation Grand Cru and the large number of different Climats it contains explain the observable differences in character among the wines grown here. The rare whites (grown mainly in the Climats of Vergennes and Languettes) have a keeping potential of 4-10 years. Colour: pale gold with green highlights. Mineral aromas (flint) blend with butter, baked apple, bracken, cinnamon and honey. Elegant and highly-bred, supple and well rounded, this unusual Chardonnay has much in common with Corton-Charlemagne. The Corton reds are an intense velvety crimson, darkening towards magenta. Their generous aromatic expression is of fruit notes (blueberry, gooseberry, kirsch cherry) or flowers (violet), evolving towards underbrush, animal, leather, fur, pepper and liquorice. On the palate this wine is well-built, powerful and muscular and the chewy body comes to the fore. Firm, frank and fat, it requires time (4-12 years) to reach its peak.

Wine Steward’s Tip

Red: solid and opulent, Corton is a Bourgogne’s iconic - highly complex, impressively mouth-filling in a way that is at once sensual and structured.
For this reason, strong soft-centred cheeses and blue cheeses are needed to tame it. But, without question, its closest companions are highlyflavoured meats that match its powerful flavours and intense aromas.
Indeed this wine is sublime with roast or grilled beef, or any and all game (furred or feathered) roasted, braised or - naturally - in sauce.
Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C.


White: white Corton is a natural match for shellfish, fish, poultry in cream sauce, and goat’s cheese.
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C.
 

Situation

The Hill of Corton lies in the midst of a cluster of famous wine-growing villages - Ladoix-Serrigny, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny-lès-Beaune - with, to the North, the southern end of the Côte de Nuits where vineyards mingle with stone quarries (Comblanchien limestone). The vineyards lie at heights of 250-330 metres and form a kind of amphitheatre not found elsewhere in the Côte. The Hill of Corton produces white Corton-Charlemagne and (mainly) red Corton, described by Camille Rodier as “le roi des bons-vivants” (or “the king of the bon vivants”). Corton Grand Cru received its AOC status on 31 July, 1937. A small quantity of white wine is grown but only the reds have the right to add the name of their Climat to that of the appellation.

Terroirs



Exposure is South-East/South-West (not an arrangement frequently found in the Côte). The hillside offers a text-book cut-away illustration of the local geology. The Oxfordian Jurassic limestone lying between Ladoix and Meursault is younger (145 million years) here than elsewhere along the Côte. At mid-slope the gradient is gentle and the soil reddish and pebbly, derived from brown limestone and rich deposits of marl with high potassium content. The Pinot Noir grape is pampered here. The Chardonnay grape (which gives us the Corton- Charlemagne) occupies the top of the slope (See Appellation sheets No. 31).

Source : https://www.bourgogne-wines.com

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Vin année de naissance

The wines vintage old for sale online are derived from the conservation in good conditions.

They will be shipped in specialized containers, avoiding the shocks and protecting them from the temperature changes.

They will make wonderful gifts year of birth for the birthday of a loved one or for an enlightened amateur of wine.