Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 - Louis Jadot
Grande Maison de Bourgogne
96/100 James Suckling
- Tasted 20 August 2020 - A full, very dense white, tightly structured and layered. Lots of baked apple, lemon and white pineapple with mineral and stone notes. Compact and tight. Solid and powerful. It will take three or four years to open up, but it's already fantastic. It will be even better after 2023.
- Grape variety : Pinot Noir
- Service : 16-17 °C
- Ageing estimated by the domain : 5 years (up to 30 years in excellent vintages).
The " Corton " are grand crus from the commune of Aloxe Corton - North of the Côte de Beaune - and are located on the famous " Rognon de Corton ". More than half of the surface of the vineyard of Aloxe Corton is planted in Grand Cru, which is exceptional in Burgundy. The exposure varies between South and South West.
The "Pougets" vineyard is located in an original place on the Corton rock, on the place of origin of the Corton Charlemagne. It is oriented East-South, thus benefiting from maximum sunshine. It comes from the estate of the Louis Jadot heirs (1.54 hectares). The soil is brown limestone with scree slopes. The subsoil is mainly marl and limestone.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION
The grapes are harvested by hand in small crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. The grapes are then carefully sorted by hand and destemmed. Maceration of the grapes takes place in open wooden or stainless steel vats for 3 to 4 weeks. The vats are pumped over twice a day during the fermentation. The wine is aged for about 18 months in barrels from our cooperage, of which about a third are new.
|Between 95 and 97
|12,50 % vol - 75 cl
|Domains of Burgundy
|More than €150