Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

2017

Magnificent terroir of white marls high on the hill-side and facing south. Very calcareous ground, with good drainage, allowing harvests at optimal maturity. From three tenths of one hectare of vines that average thirty-five and fifty-five years-old. The persistence on the palate is ridiculously long. It is one of the loveliest white wines of Burgundy which may be tasted young and which gains in complexity and richness as the years go by. 
 

93-95 points
"The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is excellent, unfurling in the glass with notes of lime and lemon oil, crushed chalky, blanched almonds, dried white flowers and wet stones. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with chewy extract, tangy acids and a long, chalky finish. It's a very promising rendition of a cuvée that flies somewhat under the radar."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019
90-93 points
"A timid nose only grudgingly offers up its array of green fruit, floral, citrus and spice scents. There is excellent punch to the moderately concentrated flavors that display focused power and muscle on the tightly wound, moderately dry and sneaky long finale."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, June 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6626-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic