An Unusual Pair of 2013 Red Monopoles from Aloxe-Corton‏

Pavillon Corton Unusual Pair

Grand Cru and Premier Cru from within the same walled vineyard!

 

Burgundy can be deliciously complex. The myriad of vineyards, names, owners and styles make it a fascinating adventure.

 

And being French there are always some anomalies.

 

The use of the word Clos in the name of a vineyard indicates that the site is (or was) walled. This practice protected the valuable site from theft and improved the mesoclimate. The Cistercian monks started walling prime sites in the middle ages.

 

Pavillon Marechaudes Pair One of the most unusual sites in Burgundy is the Clos des Maurechaudes. This walled portion of the larger Marechaudes vineyard is a monopole of the Domaine du Pavillon. The Clos is just under 2 hectares in size.

 

Unusually, 0.55 hectares are classified Grand Cru and 1.41 hectares are classified Premier Cru. It is an interesting situation!

 

For those of you who love comparative tastings this is a perfect pair. Is there much difference between the Grand Cru and Premier Cru? One assumes the Cistercian monks did not think so as they walled the site in its entirety. You can decide for yourself.

 

Being from Corton both wines are tremendous value. The Grand Cru is just $169.00 Pre Arrival and the Premier Cru is only $93.50 Pre Arrival. Buy them by the case and you can save an additional 5%. Corton is the up and coming area of Burgundy.

 

To view the wines on line and read the reviews click here. We even have a few Magnums and back vintages available!

 

Orders may be placed on line, by email to asaf@grandmillesime.com.au or by telephone.

 

Cheers,

Darren 

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Corton Red and White

Aloxe-Corton is a destination for Grand Cru and Premier Cru Reds and Whites at great prices.

 

In recent years quality has rocketed but prices have not (yet) leapt ahead at the same pace.

 

We have a terrific range available wih Grand Crus starting at just over $100.

 

To view them all click here.

 

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