The vineyards are located in the village of Aloxe-Corton, in the Côte de Beaune, halfway up the Corton hill.
SoilMuch of the appellation benefits from southwestern exposure (rare in the area). The brown limestone soil overlies Pernand Argovian marl (Middle Oxfordian, Jurassic limestone).
Grape variety100 % Chardonnay.
VinificationTraditional vinification in temperature-controlled tanks at 20°C. Aged on the lees and stirred in oak barrels (45 to 60% new oak) for 14 to 18 months to ensure that the wine is aged properly.
RobeMagnificent golden colour with bronze highlights.
NoseExtremely delicate and redolent of buttery notes as well as tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) and a subtle hint of spice (vanilla, cinnamon). Honeyed notes are common.
PalateFull bodied and generous with a smooth, delicate structure that is all finesse. Exceptional length on the palate and impressive ageing potential for this classy wine.
Serve withThis wine is a fine match for foie gras with Macvin wine jelly, lobster à l’américaine or truffled Bresse chicken. Ideal with blue cheeses such as fourme d’Ambert, bleu de Gex or assorted ash-coated goat’s cheeses.
Serve atServe between 12 and 14°C to best appreciate this wine’s freshness and roundness.