Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste 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 Dr Peste cuvée has a blacker note to the colour and a deeper more brooding nose, compared to Charlotte Dumay. This is for those seeking a more muscular interpretation of Corton, with good tannins in the background behind the predominantly black fruit profile.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Terriors: Chaumes 1.02ha, Les Bressandes 0.95ha, Les Greves 0.12ha
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml