Corton Charlemagne

Corton CharlemagneLouis Latour

Louis Latour
Louis Latour
  • Production region Côte de Beaune
  • Color white
  • Classification Grand Cru
  • Vintage 2014

148,00 € tax incl. / Bottles

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Region : Burgundy, Côte de Beaune

Appellation : Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Village : Aloxe-Corton

Grape Variety : 100% Chardonnay

Vineyard Data : 

Average Vine Age : 30 years

Soil Composition : Clay/Limestone

Average Yield : 40hl/ha

Harvest : Hand harvested

Winemaking : 

Fermentation Vessel : Oak barrels (100% new oak)

Maturation : 8-12 months

Barrel Type : French oak, Louis Latour cooperage

Description : After the ravages of the phylloxera aphid at the end of the 19th century it was the Latour family that took the now-celebrated decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and to replace them with Chardonnay. The vineyard is situated in the prime area of the hillside of Corton where its southeasterly aspect ensures maximum exposure to the sun. The fruit is harvested as late as possible to guarantee maximum ripeness. This Grand Cru wine is intensely powerful and fills the mouth with a multiplicity of flavours ending in a fine, steely finish which lingers on the palate for minutes. This wine needs 4 to 5 years to open up and can age for up to 20 years.

Cellaring Potential : To keep for up to 20 years

Suggested Food Match : Veal sweetbreads, rock lobster, Roquefort

Serving temperature : Between 12 & 14°C