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 Vintage2005 Label 1 of 3 
ProducerDomaine Chandon de Briailles (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
VineyardClos du Roi
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationCorton Grand Cru

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2020 and 2040 (based on 1 user opinion)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Chandon de Briailles Corton Clos du Roi on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 1 note) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Wine Spam on 2/2/2008 & rated 90 points: Vineyard Gate: Chandon de Briailles' Pure 2005 Burgundies (Millbrae, CA): Dark, relatively monolithic nose of red fruit. Medium palate complexity. Moderate tannins. Still seems to show some potential in the complexity. From 2013. (1559 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, 2nd Quarter, 2007, Issue #26
(Domaine Chandon de Briailles Corton-Clos du Roi Grand Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Mar/Apr 2014, Issue #50, Domaine Chandon de Briailles: One of the Crown Jewels of the Côte de Beaune
(Corton “Clos du Roi”- Domaine Chandon de Briailles) Login and sign up and see review text.
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites
(Chandon de Briailles Corton “Clos du Roi”) Login and sign up and see review text.
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Domaine Chandon de Briailles

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

Clos du Roi

Grape variety : Pinot noir
Planting dates : 1932
Planting density : 4000 vinestocks per acre
Soil : clay and limestone
Orientation : south, south-west
Altitude : 220 metres (720 feet)
Average yield : 175 cases per acre
Annual production : 600 magnums, exclusively.

Exact position on weinlagen.info

Manual harvest • Crushing • 100% destemmed
Open fermentor • Pumping over and punching of the cap 1 to 3 times a day • 12 to 18 days vatting
Temperatures control

18 months in oak barrels • 35% new oaks
First racking after malo-lactic fermentation, then after all six months periods
No fining • Polish-filtration before bottling, if necessary

Wine tasting
A deep, ruby red wine whose color fades somewhat with aging to take on orangey-red highlights. The nose and the palate are a mixture of power and delicacy with aromas close to those of red fruits. The finish is marked by a toasty touch. With age, this wine can be distinguished by its game aromas.

Suggest food dishes
Roasted pigeon with spring vegetables and crumbled truffles.
Ideally enjoyed at 13-14°C

Awards & prizes
Due to the very small quantity of the production, the Mercurey 1er Cru "Clos du Roi" is never presented for tastings or contests.
This wine has obtained the 1er Cru classification in 1936, such it is definitely one of the oldest & famous crus in Mercurey's history.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
Burgundy Report |
Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
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