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



Tasting Note
This Grand Cru has a complex bouquet of fresh almonds and hints of oak. Impressive in structure it also reveals mineral notes on the finish. This is without doubt a wine to lay down for a few more years.

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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