Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: The Grand Cru of Corton Charlemagne is the most largest and most northern of Burgundy’s white producing Grand Crus, and the only one north of the town of Beaune. It is also the only Grand Cru that produces both white and red wine. The vineyard is a large hillside, steeply pitched in places, that stretches from the village of Ladoix-Serrigny in the north and wraps around to the village of Pernand-Vergelesses in the south. The tiny hamlet of Aloxe-Corton sits at the base of it’s eastern slopes.

Domaine Jacques Prieur’s parcel of Corton Charlemagne is just 1/2 an acre and sits in the Les Pougets portion of the vineyard almost in the dead center of the hillside. You could easily refer to this parcel as the “sweet-spot” of Corton Charlemagne. Vines are extremely dense with close to 10,000 vines per acre.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 24 hours prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 24 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

Grey gold with luminous green reflections. Slightly spicy and flint notes on the nose. The palate is well structured and powerful featuring finely lemon-flavored, acidulous notes. Very salivating with strong sapidity on the finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: .54 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru was poured after the Chevalier-Montrachet and Montrachet and perhaps does not quite deliver the same details and intellect on the nose. Still, there are attractive peach skin and lemon curd notes, plus a touch of hazelnut and almond surfacing with time. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, delivering the weight and rondeur you expect from a Corton-Charlemagne and an almost honeyed texture. Touches of lemongrass appear toward the finish. This is a thoroughly enjoyable Corton-Charlemagne in the making and it will probably need less aging than the aforementioned grand crus."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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