Wine Domaine Baron Thenard, Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi", 2010
Wine dense garnet color.
The wine has a rich taste with rounded tannins, pleasant acidity and notes of ripe red berries.
The aroma of wine sounds notes of juicy berries with hints of smoke and tobacco.
The wine goes well with meat dishes or game, nice to set off the taste of aged cheeses.
Wine Corton Grand Cru "Clos du Roi" is made from Pinot Noir from vineyards located in one of the most prestigious Grand Cru Burgundy, near Cortona, in the Côte de Beaune. In appellasone Corton Domain Tenar owns a vineyard area of 0.9 hectares, which is located on the best in the area gravel and marl soils rich in iron oolite period. Wines from Clos du Roi known for their excellent balance of strength and sophistication. Legend has it that after the death of the last Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold of his land, including this magnificent vineyard, wine with which he was so fond of, became the property of the King of France - Louis XI. The grapes are harvested by hand and is fermented in wooden vats cooled heat exchanger to ensure strict control over temperature. Aging wine in oak barrels lasts 18 months. The wine is not filtered. Storage capacity of wine is 15 years.
The ancient and highly respected winery Domen Tenar based family Tenar (Thenard) in 1842, is located in a small and very picturesque village of Givry in Burgundy. Over the past few decades the estate to sell their products NEGOTIANT - Houses Roland Remuassone. Their wines are bottled under the label «Thenard» only for private clients, such as Charles de Gaulle and the Papacy. In 2005, when negotsiantsky Remuassone House was sold to a group of investors from North America, Domain Tenar decided to start releasing more wines under their own label.
In 1872, Paul Thenard buy two large plot Montrachet total area of 1.86 hectares. For comparison, the largest site in Montrachet, the size of 2.06 hectares, belongs to the Marquis de Lagishu. The third largest owner in Montrachet - Bouchard Pere e Fiss with 0.89 hectares. Apart from the fact that the domain has a huge plot of this truly great vineyard site is famous for the fact that there are growing old vines. Separate areas adjacent to the famous vineyards of the Domain de la Romanee Conti, were planted between 1931 and 1972. Create wine here - memorably, it has a deep color, rich bouquet and taste.
In the XX century to the possessions of the Domain were added Grand Cru vineyards - Clos du Roi (0.9 ha) and in Corton Grand Eshezo (0.54 ha) in Flagey. These Burgundian vineyards acquired Tenar family are the most important, but the heart of the Domain is in the village of Givry. The village of Givry, retaining its medieval appearance, is famous for its ancient traditions of winemaking and has an excellent reputation for wines manufactured and are mostly red. Domain Tenar whose cellar construction of the XVIII century located in the heart of the village, has some of the best sites Givry. The largest portions of the Domain - a Premier Cru Les Bois Cheveaux, which occupies 7.66 hectares, and Premier Cru Cellier Aux Moines - 3,22 hectares. Also in Givry is a vineyard Premier Cru Clos Saint-Pierre area of 2.12 hectares, which is a monopoly - is made more structured wines in Givry. The domain also has other great vineyards in Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Verzheles and other areas. All wines Domain ripen in large barrels in a wonderful cellar of the XVIII century.
Today belongs to the descendants of Tenar Domain Fields, who cherish his legacy. Clive Coates in The Wines of Burgundy, in 2008 wrote: "Wines, create a domain Baron Tenar - Montrachet, Corton Clos du Roi and the Grand Eshezo - often the best, and the domain becomes Tenar on par with the great producers of Burgundy."