Corton Grand Cru

The designation of origin Corton was created in 1937. It is on the mountain of Corton that really begins the Côte de Beaune . And what a beginning: here we speak of 25 Grand Crus (not counting the Corton-Charlemagne, Appellation in its own right), mainly Red. On almost a hundred hectares of vineyards only 4 hectares are planted...
The designation of origin Corton was created in 1937. It is on the mountain of Corton that really begins the Côte de Beaune . And what a beginning: here we speak of 25 Grand Crus (not counting the Corton-Charlemagne, Appellation in its own right), mainly Red. On almost a hundred hectares of vineyards only 4 hectares are planted in Chardonnay to produce white wines. The vineyard extends over three communes, north-west of the city of Beaune : Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny, and Pernand-Vergelesses. A rare occurrence in Burgundy , the exhibition of the Corton mountain goes from the South-East to the South-West. The soil is separated in two, longitudinally with ferruginous marls on the lower part of the hillside, ideal for the production of the Great Red Wines, and on its upper part hard limestones, where the Chardonnay are planted. All are not equal, but quality is always present. White wines of Corton come closer to their big brother Charlemagne, combining Butter, spices and honey, as well as a beautiful minerality. Red wines are structured and full-bodied, developing in their youth notes of ripe fruit and violet, evolving towards more animal notes and undergrowth. Complex and persistent. All Cortons are for ageing : counting 5 to 10 years to allow time for Corton's wines to take hold, and their tannins to melt. Red wines are perfectly adapted to strong meats such as game and of course ripened Burgundy cheeses like Epoisses. White wines will accompany tremendously white meat and fish.
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