PhilosophyThe largest and most accessible of the Côte de Beaune’s white Grand Crus and the only one located north of the town of Beaune. The Corton-Charlemagne appellation covers the upper part of the southern side of the Corton hill. Its full southern exposure, from southeast to southwest, is rather unique in Burgundy.
Terroir Composed of grapes from the "En Charlemagne" (17 ha) climat located on the border between Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton in the upper part of the appellation, our cuvée benefits from west-southwestern exposure. The vines are planted in clay-rich, marly soil that lends the wines fine, powerful aromas and flavours and lovely acidity.
Vinification and ageingThe grapes were handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. After gentle pressing, the finest juices were selected and vinified. During the first 6 months of ageing, regular stirring of the lees was performed in order to lend further richness and elegance to the wine. Ageing lasted 18 months and a proportion of 33% new oak was used.
Tasting notesGorgeous golden yellow colour. Superbly rich, complex, intense nose boasting fine, elegant oak, notes of acacia blossom, toasted almonds and frangipane followed by scents of candied fruit, angelica, bergamot, almond, and baked goods (kugelhopf). Starts off magnificently on the palate boasting roundness, depth and sucrosity that are balanced by fresh acidity. Flavours of yellow stone fruit (mirabelle plum), fresh herbs and rose. This is an extremely complex, elegant, expressive wine. The finish features a slightly mineral touch of flint.