Beautiful, deep ruby in colour, our Corton Grand Cru Clos des Marechaudes features well-balanced notes of vanilla and toast on the nose with nuances of raspberry. Starts off very round, rich and powerful, a harmonious combination of richness and the finesse of the terroir. The tannins are dense, mature and round.
Though there are numerous walled vineyards in Burgundy, Clos des Marechaudes is unique as it is the only one with two levels of appellation (Corton Grand Cru and Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru, covering ¼ and ¾ of the surface area respectively) and this within just 2 hectares. All of the vines in this monopole belonging to Domaine du Pavillon were planted in the early 1950s. The upper part, with a slope of approximately 30 degrees, faces east/south-east and the soil is composed of brown limestone overlying scree. This brings together the ideal conditions necessary to produce our Grand Cru Clos des Marechaudes. Proximity to the parent rock, shallow soil, a high proportion of clay and limestone are all factors that enable this vineyard to produce wines that combine finesse and power harmoniously. Of the vineyards on
the Corton hill, it is said that this is one of the ones to receive the most sunshine, meaning that the vines are generally among the earliest to flower. ”En Mareschaut” is derived fromthe Old French term maresche (marsh). The lower parts of Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny were marshy due to their proximity to the Lauve spring. Major drainage work was undertaken to dry up the land and make it suitable for planting vines.
|Serve with red meats and game, dishes prepared with wine, and delicate cheeses. Perfect with duck breast cooked with mushrooms, beef Wellington, or haunch of venison with chestnuts. For the cheese course, match this wine with nutty Cantal or creamy Brillat Savarin.
Serving & Cellaring
Serve at 17°C.
This great wine reaches its peak after several years in the cellar. Allow it to age for 7 to 10 years.