Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine & Fils Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru 2010 (Burgundy, France) "...redcurrant, plum, mineral..."
The Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine now offers twenty appellations spread over twenty hectares; this area based in Pernand-Vergelesses is not lacking in scope. Although the vast majority of Dubreuil-Fontaine wines are very large reds (Corton, Pommard, Beaune, etc.), the estate produces superb whites. Among them are the prestigious Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru.
The vines of around 40 years old produce very fine wines that can be appreciated over several decades. With their beautiful personalities, they are among the references of Burgundy wines. The acquisition of thermoregulated stainless steel in the winery reflects the search for aromatic purity. The harvest is manual.
"As with the Vergelesses, there is mild reduction present that in this case is sufficiently slight that it doesn't unduly detract from the sense of aromatic freshness exhibited by the red currant, plum and soil-inflected nose. There is excellent size and weight to the very rich, round and impressively complex broad-shouldered flavors that display a subtle minerality on the refined, balanced and strikingly long finish. This is a Bressandes that will age for years yet is not so firmly structured that it won't be approachable young." - 93 Points, Burghound