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CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE

Grand Cru

Region : Côte de Beaune
Village : Aloxe-Corton
Appellation : Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Grape variety : Chardonnay

The Vine:

Average vine age : 30 years

Soil Stony limestone.

Average yield : 40 hl/ha

Harvest Hand picked

Description:

After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the then, unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines, and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision lead them to create one of Burgundy’s most celebrated white whites.
Today the Latour family owns 10.5 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour’s Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.

Vinification & Ageing :

Fermentation

Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation

Ageing

8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new

Barrels

Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Wine tips :

Cellaring Potential : 10-15 years
Serving temperature : 12-14°

Tasting Note :

Our Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2022 has a bright and pale yellow colour. Its nose is intense with toasty, floral aromas, particularly honeysuckle. The palate is full and round, with aromas of brioche and vanilla. The finish lingers on notes of acacia honey.

Food Pairing :

Shellfish – lobster – foie gras – fish – mature cheeses.