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Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Les Exceptionnels / Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

«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

    Appellation: Grand cru of the Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne produces exclusively white wines of great distinction thanks to vines planted on the steep western slopes of the Montagne de Corton. The Aegerter estate vinifies the grapes from vines located in Pernand-Vergelesses on the place called “En Charlemagne”.

    Did you know ?
    In 775, Emperor Charlemagne donated vines located on the Corton hilltop to the Canons of Saulieu. This climate is a tribute to the illustrious monarch.

    Soil: Marls rich in clay

  • Varietals

    100% Chardonnay

  • Vinification

    Harvest: The grapes are cut and sorted by hand.

    Vinification: The grapes are pressed then placed in barrels for aging.

    Ageing: The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (50% new barrels). Regular stirring is done to put the lees in suspension.

  • Tasting notes

    Very pale yellow color with silver reflections.
    A nose of white fruits and citrus fruits with a touch of powerful and complex acacia flowers.
    The palate is fresh and tangy with a hint of cardamom on the finish and a powerful natural richness.

  • Food pairing

    This wine goes wonderfully with poached eggs with black Burgundy truffles or a pan-fried foie gras with dried fruits.

  • Aeging and Service Temperature

    Service temperature: between 12°C and 14°C

    Ageing potential: 15 years and more

  • Awards

    2017: 17/20 Jancis Robinson
    2016: 89/100 Burghound
    2016: 92/100 Wine Enthusiast
    2016: 17/20 Jancis Robinson
    2014: 14,5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
    2014: 93/100 Wine Enthusiast
    2012: 92/100 Wine Enthusiast
    2011: 89/100 Burghound

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru