Corton - Corton-Charlemagne 2007 - 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

A spring-time just like summer. It was a very precocious vintage, starting off with trumpets blaring but already less festive by 14th July. Rain and storms; hope was lost... We were to harvest at the very beginning of September and after draconian sorting of the crop. We would witness the birth of crisp, light and fruity wines in red; whites would be taut, just as we like them, and can be kept for more than ten years (recommended).


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