This tiny village, home to fewer than 200 people, is far more renowned than its population size would suggest. The Emperor Charlemagne is said to have created the commune in 775. Vines have been planted in the area ever since—now occupying 245 out of the 263 hectares of the village. Its two Grand Cru appellations, Corton and Corton-Charlemagne, are situated on the ideal part of the slope on the hill of Corton.
Aloxe-Corton is home to some of the most sought-after Grand Crus in the Côte d’Or, and our Corton Grand Cru 2018 shows why.
With its deep purple hue, our Corton Grand Cru 2018 is a Pinot Noir that is fresh, floral, and bursting with energy. The intense nose reveals aromas of violet, fresh rose, morello cherry, cinnamon and clove. The palate is ample, rich and delicate. The tannins are velvety and even show a slight sweetness specific to the vintage. Certainly cut for aging, it would be best to wait a few years before fully enjoying this Grand Cru, even if it is delectable today.
Now to 20 years
Located in the northern part of Côte de Beaune, Corton is the largest Grand Cru appellation in Burgundy, with territory in the villages of Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny. Positioned facing southeast and southwest, the vineyards of Corton have soils rich in clay and limestone, creating the perfect terroir for Pinot Noir to fully express its beauty and elegance.
TYPE OF CRU
250 to 330 meters
Hand-harvested grapes, hand-sorted on a vibrating table. 100% de-stemmed, placed into stainless steel fermentation vats by gravity flow. Weeks-long maceration, minimal pumping-over and punching-down. Pressing in pneumatic press. Placed in French oak barrels for aging on fine lees. Light filtration.
September 5, 2018
18 months in 20% new French oak barrels
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