2011
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Chardonnay
Description

This Grand Cru appellation exists only in white and covers a surface area of 71.87 ha of which 48.57 ha of vines are located in Aloxe-Corton, 17.25 ha in Pernand-Vergelesses and 6.5 ha in Ladoix-Serrigny. Total production for this Corton Charlemagne is 2,200 hl. The soil is clayey with marls at the upper part of the slope. The emperor Charlemagne gave these vines to the collegiate church of Saint-Andoche in Saulieu in 775 to whom they belonged for the next thousand years. With a name that still celebrates the memory of the emperor, Corton-Charlemagne includes the Charlemagne and En Charlemagne vineyards as well as a few neighbouring single vineyards (the Grand Cru AOC dates back to 31 July 1937).

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, VA, and WV

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Yellow light color with green glint. 

Aroma: 

White flowers, apricot, and pineapple scents enhanced by a delicate menthol note.

Palate: 

Splendid, full and fresh, enhanced by a minerality that brings a long ending. A great wine, rich and complex.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

At the winery, the whole bunches of grapes were gently pressed for two and a half hours. The temperature of the must was brought down to 12°C then was immediately transferred to barrels with no settling to preserve a maximum of lees. Long fermentation (up to 10 months!) using indigenous yeasts.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Harvest Date: 20 September 2011
  • Ageing:
    • 17 Months
    • French Oak Barrels
    • 25% New Oak
  • Production: 800 Bottles
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Roasted Langoustines & Saffron, Lobster
Fruits & Vegetables:
Morels
SKU:
1JBCORC311
$183