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Aloxe-Corton

A great Burgundy red wine from the Aloxe-Corton commune. The grape variety used is Pinot Noir.

Aloxe (pronounced Alosse), as Alesia, contains a Celtic root signifying rocky "cliff"».

Corton, name of the most famous "climat"* (Grand Cru), was added to the village in 1862.

Corton is a composite meaning "Othon's Court". In medieval Latin cortis designated a courtyard and was used in the same way as the Gallo-Roman villa, indicating a property belonging to a member of the Frankisk nobility.

Red wines vinification : We aim to obtain fruity wines, rich in blended tannins, which is the mark of well ripened grapes. We bring in the grapes in small crates for careful sorting in the winery; a conveyor belt is used for filling the tanks in order to respect the grapes. The fermentation lasts 15 days with pigeages, punching down of the cap, allowing the wine to soak up the richness and the colour from the grape-skins before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels of which 20 % are new. Racking by the means of a bellow eliminates the need for a pump. All these precautions limit handling of the grapes and the wine as much as possible thus preserving all the richness.

The soil is deep and very ferruginous with here and there a top-layer up to a meter deep, the slope is gentle. Our cuvée is composed of three different "climats" * : Les Boutières, derived from "bout", indicating the extremities of parcels situated down-slope. Les Citernes refers to water reserves. Les Combes, a nameof Gallic origin, designates valleys.

Aloxe-Corton is a true terroir-wine, powerful and full-bodied, a bit stern in it's youth but long-lasting in the cellar. It displays an intense and brilliant garnet-red robe. The wine opens with an elegant bouquet dominated by red fruit, it then rounds off with richness and density. This wine just needs time to soften and reveal itself.

Aloxe-Corton is ideal to finish off your meal, it goes very well with all kinds of cheeses, French or foreign! You can also serve it with game or meat in sauces such as coq au vin. Serving temperature : 15°C.

Situation

Bourgogne AOC "En Bully"

Pernand Vergelesses "Belles Filles"

Savigny les Beaune

Savigny les Beaune Premier Cru "Aux Fournaux"

Beaune 1er Cru "Bressandes"

Beaune 1er Cru "Les Cents Vignes"

Beaune 1er Cru "Grèves"

Beaune 1er Cru "Clos du Roi"

Chorey les Beaune

Aloxe Corton

Aloxe Corton

Aloxe Corton

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Les Vergelesses"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Ile de Vergelesses"

Corton Grand Cru

Corton Grand Cru

Corton Pougets Grand Cru

Bourgogne Aligoté

Pernand Vergelesses "Devant les Cloux"

Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes"

Pernand Vergelesses "Les Combottes"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Clos du Village"

Beaune 1er Cru "Champs Pimonts"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "en Caradeux"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Sous Frétille"

Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru "Sous Frétille"

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru