Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru Cuvee Baronne du Bay 2020
160th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 12th December 2020
2020 is the third vintage in a row grown in warm sunny conditions. There were no exceptional heat spikes, fortunately, but the conditions enabled the grapes to ripen early, with harvest taking place between August 17th and 29th. Yields and sugar levels were similar to 2019, with slightly higher acidity. Ludivine Griveau has taken care to vinify the wines to ensure that the fruit retains the fresher quality which is desirable.
The Clos du Roi deserves its reputation as a vineyard apart within the appellation of Grand Cru Corton. There is a noble structure to this wine based around fine-grained tannins and the perfect level of acidity, which supports a density of fruit picked at optimum ripeness, still predominantly with red fruit pinot character. Harmonious, fine and beautifully constructed for the long term.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Terroirs: Le Clos du Roi 0.84 ha
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml