North of the town of Beaune the Hill of Corton is an oak grove capped mount that dominates the scenery. The vineyards planted here not only enjoy the gentle slope and good elevation but they benefit from optimal south west exposure that few vineyards enjoy in the Cote d’Or. The soil here is reddish and stony – this great drainage is ideal for character filled Pinot Noir. Indeed, Clemencet’s “Les Grandes Lolières” Grand Cru is just about as precise as Burgundy gets; delicate aromas of red currant, leather and cinnamon become full and rich on the palate. Tannins are discrete in their attack and the finish is pure elegance. This is exactly the type of presentation we expect in a Grand Cru!