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    866
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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The Story

Legend has it that the Corton hillside was once planted exclusively with red grape variety and that Charlemagne himself had a penchant for these wines. Unfortunately, the red wine left scarlet stains in the Emperor's flowing beard and his wife feared that this would bring shame upon the royal dignity. Charlemagne therefore decided to pull out the red vines and replant the vineyards with white grape variety in order to continue drinking his favourite wine. The Faiveley family purchased this parcel in 1874 along with the Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru Monopole. The two parcels are situated side by side just above Ladoix- Serrigny.

The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The musts are extracted using a pneumatic press before being settled. Vinification lasts 4 weeks and takes place in French oak barrels (50-60% of which are new oak) in our cellars at consistent, natural temperatures and hygrometry. The wines are stirred frequently in order to keep the wine in contact with the lees and then aged for 18 months. This enables them to retain excellent tension and aromatic complexity as well as a smooth, delicate palate.

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The four parcels that make up the Faiveleys’ 0.87 hectares of Corton-Charlemagne encompass a variety of soil types and altitudes. This is a complex, waxy, pear and banana fruity white with creamy lees, bright acidity and considerable, restrained power. 2018-25.

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Burgundy, Burgundy

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