Corton Grand Cru Les Renardes 1999 - Domaine Leroy
AOC, Burgundy, Grand Cru Corton-Renardes, vintage 1999, Domaine Leroy
Tasting notes for the Corton Grand Cru "Les Renardes" 1999 - Domaine Leroy
- EYE: An intense ruby color with brilliant reflections.
- NOSE: The wine releases complex aromas of black fruits such as black cherry and blackberry, along with spicy notes of black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. Delicate floral hints of violet and rose add an extra layer of complexity.
- MOUTH: Full-bodied and concentrated, with powerful yet silky tannins. The flavors of black fruits continue on the palate, accompanied by subtle woody notes of cedar and vanilla. The finish is long and persistent, with lingering spicy notes that persist long after swallowing.
In short: Overall, this Corton Grand Cru Les Renardes 1999 is an elegant and complex wine that showcases the aging potential of Burgundy wines. It is at its peak now and can be enjoyed immediately, but it can also be stored in the cellar for years to come.
Other appellations from this estate: Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Corton-Renardes Grand Cru, Richebourg Grand Cru, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Musigny Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu, Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignerondes, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes, Auxey-Duresses « Les Lavières », Pommard « Les Trois Follots », Pommard « Les Vignots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Allots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Lavières », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Bas de Combe », Vosne-Romanée « Genaivrières », Chambolle Musigny « Les Fremières », Gevrey Chambertin, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Rouge, Côteaux Bourguignons Blanc, Côteaux Bourguignons Rouge...
- 75 cl
- Red Wine
- Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
- Domaine Leroy
- Burghound Rating
- Grand Cru
- Les Renardes
The female pope of biodynamics
CEO of the Maison Leroy (located in the Côte de Nuits) since 1971, Lalou Bize-Leroy is quite an incredible woman: always full of energy, extremely demanding, and whose love for the vineyard is equal to her talent as a winemaker. For many people, she is also known as the female Pope of Burgundy biodynamic wine. A well-deserved title.
Born in 1932, this great lady started her career in 1955, when she was entrusted with the family business by her father, Henri Leroy (1894-1980), who was also the co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Lalou was 23 years old when she discovered the wine business and, thanks to her patience and perseverance, she managed to make a name for herself, in a world which was mainly dominated by men at the time.
Over the years, she adopted a philosophy that would guide her steps during her entire life: nature has to be preserved, no matter what. This explains why she opted for biodynamics, the ancestor of our modern organic farming. She worked tirelessly, creating her own natural fertilizers, choosing not to use the herbicides or pesticides many other wine makers were so fond of, dedicating all her time and love to her vineyards...
Lalou's other belief is limited output. According to her, wine is sending us a "loud and clear message of life", which encourages her to never make more than 15 hectoliters per hectare of vineyard, and to pick all grapes by hand only. In total, 8000 bottles are produced per year (only a fraction of them are actually being sold), resulting in wines that are truly the stuff of legend, but whose prices can quite often skyrocket.
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