CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU

2011

CEPAGE

100% Chardonnay


COULEUR


RENDEMENT

40 hectolitres par hectare


CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU

Vineyard:

The Corton-Charlemagne appellation is produced partly in the village of Aloxe-Corton, as well as in Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix.

The origins of this Grand Cru, coming the Champy vineyard, are situated in the village of Pernand: 0.8 hectares on the slope of the plot “En Charlemagne” plunging along the village of Pernand-Vergelesses on a terroir of marl and limestone.

Yield: 40 hectoliters/hectare

Production: 3,900 bottles

Description:

Beautiful yellow gold color with golden reflections. With a good concentration, the nose offers a dominance of very ripe, white fleshed fruits and vanilla. Notes of citrus fruits follow, with Oriental spices (cinnamon and cilantro) and white flowers (honeysuckle).

The palate is round and full-bodied with a fresh finish on minerality. Good balance and concentration, a long and persistent finish.

Winemaking and ageing:

A wine from grapes in their 2nd year of conversion towards certified organic farming by FR-BIO 10. Manual harvest and pneumatic press. Maturing in oak barrels (30% new oak).

Two bottlings:

1,000 bts early September 2012

2,900 bts early November 2012

Service:

Served at 12-13°C, this elegant Grand Cru calls upon a refined cuisine: scallop carpaccio with vanilla, tempura lobster with orange butter, spiced monkfish tagine, roasted fish such as Turbot or John Dory… and cheeses such as Brillat-Savarin, Chaource, Vacherin…