justin girardin viticulteur grands vins de bourgogne


Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru


Age of vines 55 years Grape variety Chardonnay Ageing French oak barrels. Origin of wood: Allier and Bertranges 35 % of new oak. Wine remained 24 months in barrels. Viticulture Pruning style: Guyot simple. Manual harvest. Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...) Winemaking The grapes are pressed upon arrival at the winery. We practice a fermentation with a low temperature to keep all the flavours. We start the alcoholic fermentation in vats to have a regular fermentation, then when alcoholic fermentation is running we put the wine into barrels . We use only natural yeasts to keep the charm and character of each wine. Tasting notes 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 Wine pairings Serve with shellfish, lobster, foie gras and poultry dishes in creamy sauces. Operating temperature between 12°C and 14°C Aging potential 10 years

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  • corton charlemagne grand cru

  • corton charlemagne grand cru

  • corton charlemagne grand cru

Without a doubt our most prestigious climate and our only Grand cru. On the heights of Aloxe-Corton near the woods of Corton are these vines given by Charlemagne to the Collégiale de Saint Andoche of Saulieu in 775, church that he founded himself after it was destroyed in 747 by the Sarasin's. Grateful, the monks have kept the name of Charlemagne for all of their vines from Aloxe to Pernand-Vergelesses, and was also taken by the UNESCO when they named the climates. On the hillside and exposed to the southwest, this steep parcel with a rich marled clayey soil which alternates with limestones banks is known in the whole world for its white wines of great quality. The proximity of the forest brings a delicate freshness to these wines of deep aromas and long pleasant finishes.