Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru


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.

92-94 points
"The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is the finest of the domaine's whites this year, delivering a lovely bouquet of peach, green pear, nutmeg, white flowers and citrus oil, followed by a full-bodied, multidimensional and textural palate that's lively and incisive, concluding with a long, zesty finish."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, February 2020
90-93 points
"This is aromatically similar to the straight Corton Blanc though with a whiff of the exotic lurking in the background. There is a lovely sense of energy to the much more obviously mineral and soil-inflected larger-scaled flavors that flash fine power and drive on the clean, dry and sneaky long finish. This will need to develop better depth to merit the upper end of my projected range, but it may well do so in time.."
Allen Meadows,
, June 2020
94 points
"The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has turned out superbly, unwinding with scents of lemon oil, mandarin, fresh pear, buttery pastry and green apple. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, it's saline and enveloping, with a concentrated core of fruit, lively acids and a long, mineral finish. This is a dramatic, expressive rendition of a cuvée that still flies somewhat under the radar."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2021

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