Philosophy Corton Grand Cru, by far the largest in all of Burgundy (160 ha) and the only red Grand Cru from the Côte de Beaune, stretches from mid-slope in Ladoix-Serrigny to the east to the edge of Pernand-Vergelesses to the west. It is made up of a multitude of climats that, due to their distinct terroirs, produce wines that each boast their singular character. Though the styles of Corton wines vary, they all have a definite boldness in common.
Terroir The grapes for our cuvée come from the "En Charlemagne" (17 ha) climat, located on the border between Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton, where the vines benefit from west-southwestern exposure. The vines are planted in clay-rich marly soil that lends the wine fine yet powerful aromas and flavours.
Vinification and ageing The entire harvest is destemmed before being transferred to tanks. Fermentation begins under the influence of the indigenous yeasts and lasts 15 days. After pressing, the young wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months, with a proportion of 60% new oak from the Bertranges forest in central France.
Tasting notes Expressive nose redolent of cherry and rose with toasted hints of coffee and mocha, light tobacco and a touch of truffle. Lovely start to the palate, with predominant notes of fruit (cherry, red berries) complemented by notes of spices (white pepper, cinnamon). This is an extremely elegant wine, complex yet delicate, long and silky.