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The Corton-Charlemagne appellation was created in 1937 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans and it is named after the Emperor Charlemagne.The story goes that it is a white wine only appellation because his wife did not like his white beard being stained with spilt red wine The appellation consists of about  50 hectares of vines located on the southern slopes of the hill of Corton overlapping into the communes of Aloxe-Corton,Ledoix-Serrigay and Pernard-Vergelesses on the Cotes de Beaune in Burgundy.There are several producers with holdings in the appellation and the whole appellation has Grand Cru status

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  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Abouriou

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  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  •  jonderry saw echezeaux,Montrachet,gevery chambertin,corton charlemagne. I had been told by the wine guy from the Plano store that they would have surprises just did not expect as many. These weren't wines that were locked up behind glass except Screaming Eagle, I guess what shocked me was the number of $50-100 wines they had,also saw Insingna. ... Read More

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  • The Eagle Screams into Burgundy Screaming Eagle Owner Buys Majority Stake in Burgundy's Bonneau du MartrayLe Bault de la Morinière family sells after more than two centuries; owner of the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Rams buys his first winery outside U.S.By Bruce SandersonStan Kroenke, the American businessman who owns Screaming Eagle, Jonata... Read More

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  • Bouchard Pere et Fils Corton-Charlemagne 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Can you tell us any more about your Burgundy white, Duncan? One of the more interesting bottles that's been posted here recently, since it breaks the usual mold. Chards from Burgundy can mature over that long a curve, or longer, if made well and stored properly. Corton-Charlemagne is known for being particularly long-lived and slower to mature. ... Read More

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  • Antonin Rodet Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 1983

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/104308.The Corton-Charlemagne appellation was created in 1937 although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans and it is named after the Emperor Charlemagne.The story goes that it is a white wine only appellation because his wife did not like his w... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  •  I  had some chicken breast  for dinner so I decided to open the bottle of Antonin Rodet Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru. 1983 I got for £10. I do not get to drink that many Grand Cru Burgundies especially at that price. Mind you the whole appellation has Grand Cru status.There was plenty of a melon and peach style fruit though no citrus suggestion... Read More

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  • Calling JD & friends!    Last Chance to Bid:World’s Largest Commercial Burgundy AuctionToday and tomorrow are your last chances to submit absentee bids for HDH’s A Celebration of Burgundy auction—the largest commercial Burgundy auction world-wide for the 4th year in a row. The live auction will take place at Chicago’s award-winning restaurant TR... Read More

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  • 1st go with Corton Charlemagne last night (IIRC). Boillot is one of the better negoiciants from what I understand, and 2011 is somewhat of an underwhelming vintage for red and white Burgundy.This wine came off showing very even, half closed, medium weight, and quite dry. Not much extract, and only medium complexity, can't say the finish was impr... Read More

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  • 1961 Corton Charlemagne and more! When tasted back in November 2009, this wine showed brilliant freshness and zing. A Camembert cheese nose, but just so subtle, combined with hazelnut, truffle. While the 1990 tasted just before started to show pleasing toffee aspects, this wine over time showed off custard pie, white pepper like the 1990, but wi... Read More

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  • Faiveley Corton-Charlemagne 2008

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    Wine review by mark


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