2011 DRC - Corton 750ml

France - Burgundy - Cote de Beaune - Corton | Grand Cru/ Red / Pinot Noir   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Good bright, full red. Pretty aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry lifted by a floral topnote. Round, sappy and succulent, showing a bit of youthful medicinal character to its dark fruit, mocha and licorice flavors. Finishes with good breadth, lightly dusty tannins and classic dryness. The team vinified with 60% to 70% whole clusters in 2011.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 173

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Average rating: 93, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

186 bottles owned by 34 collectors.

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About This Producer

Domaine de la Romanee Conti (DRC) is Burgundy's most famous estate, producing all grand cru wines from 25 hectares of vines. The wines are made in extremely limited quantities and generate some of the highest prices on the market. DRC produces the grand crus Romanee Conti, La Tache, Richebourg, Romanee Saint Vivant, Grands Echezeaux, Echezeaux and Montrachet, of which both Romanee Conti and La Tache are monopoles.

Aubert de Villiane has farmed the vineyards organically since 1986 and adhered to traditional, natural winemaking practices. Only natural yeasts are used and aging is done in 100% new oak. The wines are characterized by finesse, balance and refinement. They directly reflect their sense of place and have the ability to age while increasing in both character and value.

See other similar producers: Domaine Henri Jayer, Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Gerard Raphet

Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir

Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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