Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2006

Martray Corton Charlemagne 2006 #1

From a single large parcel in the heart of the original Charlemagne vineyards of Corton.  Separate fermentation of each vineyard block.  A year in barrel with late summer malolactic.  Six months on the fine lees in tank.

Luminous and emerald.   “The magic bottle!”, Barb bursts.  Indeed, she purrs with a purity unexpected from this variable vintage with botrytis in all the wrong places.   Perhaps not as layered as the ‘greatest’ of Martrays but utterly captivating, so vivid is the expression of fruit and its terroir.  The contrast is palpable: the ’99, still a seething mass of thunder, his ‘greatness’ not yet fully realized; this ’06, unburdened by expectation, giving her all.  Ready.  Now – 2020.

Martray Corton Charlemagne 2006

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