Corton is the Grand Cru appellation covering the slopes of the Montagne de Corton hill situated in the village of Aloxe-Corton with parts of the appellation extending into the neighboring communes of Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses marking the northern end of the Côte de Beaune. Corton is home to the largest swathe of Grand Cru land in the Côte d’Or and its history can be traced back to the reign of Emperor Charlemagne ( 768–814 AD). The hill of Corton itself is a large outcrop of limestone. Sloping vineyards pack tightly round the village and mingle with limestone, iron, clay and ammonite fossil material. On the western side, the limestone soils are closer to the surface and this is reflected in the wine.
Grown in white wine soil, this is a red Burgundy for the white wine drinker. There is ample red fruit, spice and finesse to be found in this very silky, spicy expression of this wine. Packed with loads of sour cherry, allspice and licorice, it’s a gentle, textural wine where minerality trumps fruit.