Corton Charlemagne

Les Exceptionnels / Corton Charlemagne

«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí

It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.

  • Terroir

    A Grand Cru of Côte de Beaune, Corton Charlemagne produces only white wines of great distinction thanks to its vines planted on the steep slopes of the ridge.

  • Varietals

    100% Chardonnay

  • Vinification

    After being harvested by hand, the grapes are destalked and then pressed to be vinified in new 500 litre oak barrels. The wines are then aged for 6 to 12 months in barrels that have seen two previous vintages.

  • Tasting notes

    Pale gold with green highlights when young, Corton-Charlemagne is infinitely subtle. Buttery and honey notes accompany aromas of baked apple, citrus, pineapple, lime, fern, juniper, cinnamon and flint. The older vintages are accompanied by leather and truffle. With its unparalleled richness, this wine always astonishes through its concentration and its balance.

  • Food pairing

    This Corton-Charlemagne will express itself in full when it is accompanied by noble, delicate delights such as foie gras or noble shellfish, such as lobster, crayfish or crab. Poultry and veal in white sauce will also pay it tribute, as will blue cheeses.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Serve at a temperature of 12° to 14°C.

  • Awards

    2015 16/20 Guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve 2018
    2014 93 points Wine Enthusiast

Corton Charlemagne