Corton Grand Cru Cuvée Docteur Peste Rouge
Côte de Beaune
Level: Grand Cru
|AOC: Corton Grand Cru
|Grapes: Pinot Noir
A very solid dense purple black colour indicates a wine of considerable intensity. The fruit is luxurious in quality, definitely showing some black-fruit notes, and full enough to match the firm structure of the finish. This is a powerful Corton with a real cellaring potential.
The wine’s power deserves a cuisine on a par: beautiful grilled red meats, game or strong cheese.
Jean-Louis Peste was a doctor at the Hospices de Beaune for 30 years in the mid-19th century. His daughter, Baroness du Baÿ, bequeathed a vast estate to the Hôtel-Dieu in his memory, in 1924. Historically, this Cuvée comes from a blend of terroirs, mainly Les Chaumes, completed with Les Bressandes and Les Grèves.
Starting from 2022, cuvée Docteur Peste is 100% Les Chaumes.