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Appellation Region Village
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Côte de Beaune Aloxe-Corton
Grape varieties Soil
Chardonnay Stony limestone
 



Tasting Note
The Corton-Charlemagne 2012 is beautiful yellow in colour with light golden tints. Powerful aromas of fresh almond emerge accompanied by nice mellow oaky notes. It is an ample wine with good length. Let it age a few years before it reaches its peak.

Vinification
Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation

Description
After the ravages of the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century the Latour family took the then unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay. This decision lead them to create one of Burgundy's most celebrated white whites. Today the Latour family owns 11 hectares which makes them the biggest owner in the appellation. The Latour's Corton-Charlemagne vineyards are located on a prime section of the Corton hillside where the south-easterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness.

L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.
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