Domaine Chandon de Briailles Corton-Marechaudes Grand Cru 2017
- Pinot Noir
- Red Wine
A ripe, cool and restrained nose grudgingly offers up fresh aromas of various red berries, spice, violet and again, plenty of sauvage elements. There is excellent volume to the succulent and velvet-textured big-bodied flavors that are at once caressing but powerful, all wrapped in a mildly austere but not rustic finale that possesses excellent depth and persistence. This firm and serious effort is very Corton-like and will need similar amounts of patience. -AM
The domaine has been owned by the de Nicolay family since 1834. Countess Chandon de Briailles, (a relation to the Mont & Chandon family) took over the reins in 1982 and dedicated herself to reviving the status of the domain and its wines. Today, Domaine Chandon de Briailles produces an average of 50,000 bottles of wine per year, and has practiced biodynamic principles since 2005.