Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017

12-14°CRegion: BurgundyFrance

Suggested Food Pairings:

PoultryFishShellsCheesesCured MeatsWhite Pastas
160 JD

One of the greatest white wines of Burgundy, to be tasted with awe and reverence. Corton-Charlemagne is named after the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, who once owned the hill of Corton on which the vineyards now rest. According to legend, Charlemagne noted to the Abbey sections of the slope where the snow melted first and ordered that grapevines be planted on that slope. His orders were followed and the hill of Corton was planted first entirely with red grape varieties. Some time later, Charlemagne's fourth wife, Luitgard, was said to be displeased with red wine drippings on the white beard of the king and ordered that a section of the hill be pulled up and replanted with white grape varieties—a section that is today known as Corton-Charlemagne.

Tasting Notes

One of the greatest wines of Burgundy, to be tasted with awe and reverence. It has an intense golden hue. On the nose, there are some subtle tones of rose, fresh almond, citrus, honey, exotic wood and spice. Majestic and well balanced on the palate. Generous and lively at the same time. Intense and complex aftertaste. All the aromas mingle and linger for quite a long time afterwards. A wine of undeniable majesty.

Food Pairing

Shellfish, lobster, foie gras, fish and mature cheeses.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Country: Burgundy - France


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