Dates of plantation: 1965
Soil: clayey-limestone and clay «argoviennes»
Aspect: South West
Altitude: 280 meters
Annual production: 900 bottles
Manual harvest – Selective picking on sorting table – Full bunches in the press – 12 hours settling of the big lees – Fermentation in oak barrel – Temperature control – Natural yeast.
12 months in oak barrel – 50% new barrels – Malolactic fermentation completed – Fining before bottling.
Allen Meadows: “A generously wooded nose displays aromas of vanilla, spice, almond and apricot. There is an exceptionally good richness to the big-bodied and sleekly muscular flavors that possess fine power and punch on the overtly mineral and citrus-inflected finish that is sneaky long. This is a bit woody for my taste but is a wine that should drink relatively well early on in the context of the appellation though age well too.”
“Chapon à la crême et aux morilles”
(Capon with morels and cream)
Ideally served at: 11° – 13°C – Ageing potential: 12 – 15 years
AWARDS AND PRESS MARKS
Allen Meadows: 91/2017+ (Vintage 2011) – 92/2019+ (Vintage 2012) – 91/2019+ (Vintage 2013)
Les meilleurs vins de France 2014: 16/20 – “The Corton Charlemagne is well managed: posed at the opening, it gains to be passed in carafe. This wine must be forgotten in the corner of a cellar.” (Vintage 2011)
Le Point 05/09/2013: 15/20 – “White fruits, spices, tense mouth, quite fine, tight, almost tannic finish.” (Vintage 2011)
Bettane & Desseauve 2016: 16,5/20 / 2017-2025 (Vintage 2013)