Corton Charlemagne, Chandon de Briailles

Corton Charlemagne, Chandon de Briailles - 2020

Item # 38374 750mL

An exceptional white Burgundy from a magnificent terroir high on the hillside of Corton with marl-based and chalk soils. The dominant feature is mineral with aromas of white flowers, peaches and apricot. One of the loveliest Grand Crus that can age for decades.

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Item Notes

  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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About the Producer

Domaine Chandon de Briailles Savigny-les-Beaune, Burgundy France Domaine Chandon de Briailles has been owned by the same family since 1834. The celebrated winery has familial ties to Moët and Chandon in Champagne, and now is run by the Count Aymard-Claude de Nicolay and his wife, the Countess, Nadine. Currently, Nadine and their youngest daughter, Claude are in charge, with the help of their...

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According to legend, the Emperor Charlemagne was a devout lover of the red wines of Corton. His wife, however, was none too pleased with the perpetual sight of her husband's red-stained beard - and so she ordered that white grapes be planted on the hill. Thus we today have the wonderful duality of Aloxe-Corton, producing both reds and whites of the highest quality. Situated at the far southern end of the Côte de Beaune, the village is home to a handful of Grand Cru vineyards (called Corton if...

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The range of wine styles offered in Burgundy rivals that of any other region. In Chablis, Chardonnay is left unoaked to produce lean, crisp, steely wines with incredible acidity - a far cry from the vanilla-oak bombs that so many consumers associate with this grape. Fans of rich, unctuous, and well-oaked Chardonnay will enjoy Chassagne-Montrachet, whose age-worthy offerings offer all the fatness of a California wine, yet retain a very Burgundian, mineral-driven core and great acidity....

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From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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