Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru "Lieu dit En Charlemagne"

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Vineyard

Situated in the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, this parcel of vines on the Corton hill, is west-facing.  The very white soils are made-up of decomposed limestone.  The vines are aged between 50-60 years old.

Vinification

After harvesting by hand, carried-out when the grapes have reached full maturity, the grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press.  The must is left to settle overnight and put into barrels, 50% is in new oak barrels.  The fermentation starts naturally using indigenous yeast and bacteria.  After being racked 9 months later, the wines undergo a fine filtration using a membrane filter of 5μ and are then bottled by gravity.

Tasting Note

Ripe and very expressive on the nose, with yellow fruit and rocky mineral notes, complex with great freshness, some notes of hazelnut, well structured and really long, with a powerful creamy finish

Aging

15 to 20 years (stored in the right temperature and humidity conditions). 

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