Grand Cru, Corton-Charlemagne, AOC Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Blanc, 2020

Corton-Charlemagne is named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, who once owned the hill of Corton that the vineyards now rest.


Production area : 71,88 ha
Altitude : 300-350 m
It is the largest A.O.C which stretches out three villages: Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny, forming la Butte de Corton. The geological differences and the different exposures permit to produce rich and fat wines with mineral and crystalline overtones. There are two superposed limestone origins from the oxfordien period. The vine roots have to draw the essential elements which give the specific taste of this terroir. Our cuvée is vinified most of the time from a few small plots located in the three villages.
Soil : Limestone
In the vineyard
Wine-Growing method : sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press .
100% crushed grappe
Finning: yes
Filtration : yes
18 months (whose 6 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 25% of new oak)
Chardonnay : 100%
Alcohol content: 14,5 ABV
Age of vines: More than 40 years old


Serving temperature : 12-14°C
Should be drunk between 2024 and 2029
Tasting notes
Wine of great finesse, its bouquet is complex: mineral fragrances, pear, spices. The attack is fresh and mineral on the palate, structured with a fine length in the mouth. A wine of great class to savor within a few years.
Food and wine pairings
Ideal with foie gras, seafood such as lobster, crayfish, crab but also poultries and veal cooked in white sauce, blue cheeses.


"A width of aroma but much depth too – complex and mineral. A little less volume but a little more structural after the Abbaye – this wine clearly has a lot to offer but today it’s hiding a lot – great, great finishing again."
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"Rich and powerful, with viscosity and density. This showed well among the illustrious line-up of grands crus that I tasted blind with Franck. Great value for the quality."
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