Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

50 years old

The vines where the grapes comes from, are located on Pernand Vergelesses, Aloxe Corton and Ladoix Serrigny Villages, northern Côte de Beaune. Soil : Clay and limestone, south and southeast exposure. 100% Chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (30% of new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with wild yeasts during 18 months.

Ageing on fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar ("root” day for the wines for ageing).

Rich wine that is expressed in time with mineral flavors. Notes mineral, flint, vegetal notes, lime, pineapple.

Bresse chicken, foie gras, salmon with sorrel.
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

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