Appellation Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Area 0.57ha Varietal Chardonnay Average age of the vines 50 years Number of bottles produced 2800 The land Corton Charlemagne is one of the best Grands Cru whites of the C�te de Beaune. The plot is planted on a hillside, 300 m up, on the highest part of the hill of the Corton Grands Crus. Facing due east, it overlooks the village of Ladoix-Serrigny and flourishes on limestone soil with white loam. WINE GROWING Natural grass cover to protect the soil from erosion and provide organic matter passage of a blade between the vine plants under the row to control competing vegetation Leaf-thinning by hand on the side facing the rising sun Single guyot and cordon de royat pruning Wine making and ageing After harvesting by hand, the complete bunches are pressed slowly in a pneumatic wine press. After pressing, the juice is clarified for 24 hours. The alcoholic fermentation and ageing occur in oak barrels, 30% of which are new barrels. The malolactic fermentation is carried out to 100%. Light b�tonnage (stirring). It is aged for 16 to 18 months. General characteristics Pale-gold when young and adorned with green reflections, the Corton-Charlemagne acquires amber and more yellow nuances with age. With infinite delicacy, its bouquet expresses, on buttery overtones, baked potatoes, citrus fruits, pineapple, linden tree, fern, juniper, cinnamon and flint. Honeyed tones occur frequently. Leather and truffle provide an escort for older vintages (up to 25 to 30 years). The glass and the palate are filled with a powerful breath. With virulent richness, the chardonnay surprises here by its concentration, its distinction and its balance. Only rarely does the grace of the varietals establish such a close connection with the character of the land. Harmonious food/wine combinations A perfect marriage with the better shellfish (lobster, crawfish, crab, etc.), Whose delicately strong flesh leads to a spectacular harmony. Complements foie gras divinely. Poultry and veal in a white sauce will also do it proud, as will blue cheeses and hard cheeses. Serving temperature: 10 to 12 �c Consumption: 3 to 15 years, depending on storage conditions (humidity, temperature).
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
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