Coup de coeur Guide Hachette 2023
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The whole grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. Pressing with a slow and regular increase in pressure produces fine and elegant wines. In the same vein, the settling (separation of the must from the suspended solids) is carried out. The musts (juice collected by crushing the grapes) go through their alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 350 liter barrels.
Stirring is limited or even prohibited in solar vintages in order to preserve the freshness and tension of the wine. The proportion of new barrels, approximately 25 to 30% per year, is deliberately moderate in order to let the terroir of the appellation express itself. In partnership with our barrel makers, a true match is sought between the type of barrel and the character of the wine.
This emperor of chardonnay shines in his silver armour in the sun! Rich without being heady, its scent is explosive: Aromas of island vanilla, green almonds and fresh butter all combine to seduce you. Its succulent fruitiness speaks to everyone. It is in the finish of its silky texture that the depth of its terroir reappears in a breath of spice. It can be enjoyed on its own, as if the main course, or looked forward to by an appreciative audience.
With its golden wheatlike headdress, this noble chardonnay explodes with fresh notes of plants such as vetiver and sandalwood. On the palate, it is a mattress of freshness on which one has placed a linen sheet. The mouth falls asleep with the long and pure flavour that the great Burgundy wines make you feel. The night will be beautiful.