Dubreuil-Fontaine Père Fils P. & Corton Clos du Roi 1996
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What does one say about Grand Cru Burgundy? A tiny parcel yielding consistently beautiful wines for over millennia creates the mystique of "Grand Cru." Dubreuil-Fontaine’s .65 ha in Clos du Roi, or “walls of the king,” is situated on the steep, east-facing slope on the hill of Corton. Dubreuil-Fontaine maintains their domaine and property adhering to the highest degree of respect for their terroir and history, believing their traditions exist in service to produce the best wine possible. Changes happen slowly, as the mantle has been passed on through the generations since 1879. Hand-harvested from 35 year old vines, macerated in open temperature-controlled tanks, then during fermentation, the juice pumped over the skins twice daily for 17 days. The wine is matured 12 -18 months in oak barrels, 30% new. 1996 yielded wines of elegance and consistent equilibrium, with certain capacity to age. Drinking well now, better maturity in 2-3 years.