CORTON CHARLEMAGNE

2008 Grand Cru Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Aloxe Corton
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 12%
Vineyard Corton Charlemagne

Rich and ripe the fruit mix has depth of flavour. Pineapple and melon give the sweetness whilst apple and grapefruit the freshness. There are layers of flavour giving complexity, fresh mineral towards the back lasts well. 2012-16 Rating: 92 Derek Smedley MW, www.dereksmedleymw.co.uk (Dec 2013)

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Domaine Joseph Drouhin

Joseph Drouhin, founded in 1880 and still family owned, are one of the most well-respected names in Burgundy, especially through their flagship wine, the iconic Clos des Mouches. Joseph Drouhin, founded in 1880 and still family owned, are one of the most well respected names in Burgundy, especially through their flagship wine, the iconic Clos des Mouches.

Small refinements continue to be made here. The presses have been changed - a reversion to basket pressing for the reds, and for whites the presses are open - along with a number of other growers they are following the trend to think that slight oxidation of the juice before fermentation is not a problem and may add complexity as well as avoiding later problems of premature oxidation in bottle.

For the reds there has been the introduction of selective whole-bunch fermentation in the Côte de Nuits wines. The house style remains one that 'emphasises the natural elegance of great Burgundies' as they describe it.

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