Corton - Corton-Charlemagne 2006 - Wine


Corton-Charlemagne
Corton-Charlemagne

Location

Appellation: CHARLEMAGNE Grand Cru Grape variety: Chardonnay Colour: White Surface area: 0.28 hectare Age of vines: 35 and 55 years Exposure: East

Terroir

Magnificent terroir of white marls high on the hill-side and facing south. Very calcareous ground, with good drainage, allowing harvests at optimal maturity.

Tasting

The expression of this exceptional white wine is mineral, with white flowers and fruit (peach, apricot). The persistence on the palate is infinite. 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.

Vintage

Here was a vintage with very good maturity and lovely balance. The grape skins were fine and so would be the wines. Structure was forgotten in favour of softness and the wines let themselves be appreciated from their earliest age. Of moderate colour, the fruit explodes on the palate while tertiary aromas start to be noticed. They are delicious to drink now, both reds and whites. The Pernands Ile des Vergelesses and Cortons can however be kept for another 3 to 5 years.


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