Edmond Cornu "Corton Bressandes" Grand Cru 2011 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) 750mL

Edmond Cornu "Corton Bressandes" Grand Cru 2011
(Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) 750mL

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About this Winery:
The Cornu family settled in the town of Ladoix in 1870 and established the domaine in 1875. Edmond Cornu assumed command of the estate in 1956 and in 1959 began to bottle the fruits of his labor. Up to that time all wines made at the estate had been sold to negociants. As the private clientele increased, Cornu also expanded the domaine. With the ascension of his son, Pierre, to full participation in the domaine, this dynamic family has aggressively pursued additional opportunities to acquire prime vineyard sites. Having expanded the domaine, Pierre is now joined by his cousin, Emmanuel Boireau, in supervising the vineyard and cellar work.

Currently, the estate comprises 15 hectares, 13.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and the rest to the classic white grapes of Burgundy (1.5 hectares to Chardonnay plus 0.5 hectare of Aligoté). The vineyards are spread across the communes of Ladoix, Chorey, Aloxe Corton and Savigny in the Cote de Beaune and a small parcel in Corgoloin in the Cote de Nuits.

Ratings & Reviews

90-92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound (2012 Vintage):
"Here the nose is quite similar to that of the Aloxe 1er though it's a bit more elegant as the wood toast is less prominent. There is good power, size, weight and concentration to the relatively refined medium weight plus flavors that brim with palate coating dry extract on the firm, balanced and moderately austere finish. This is structured but not hard and 10 to 12 years should see it at its best." - (Apr 15, 2014)

91-94 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound (2010 Vintage):
"This is unusually exuberant for a young Corton with an elegant and pure mix of ripe red berries, minerals and a hint of iron-infused soil. There is excellent intensity to the beautifully well-balanced middle weight plus flavors that also exude a fine minerality on the powerful but graceful finish. Bressandes is always the class of Cornu's cellar and 2010 will not be an exception to that pattern. A classy Corton." - (Apr 01, 2012)