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2019 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - Xavier Monnot - Bourgogne - 1 Bottle (0.75L)

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Corton-Charlemagne is a Grand Cru appellation for white wines, predominantly Chardonnay, produced across much of the top portion of the oval-shaped Montagne de Corton hill, in the Côte de Beaune district of Burgundy.

The appellation was introduced in 1937 and covers multiple individual vineyard climats across the almost circular hilltop. Broadly speaking, however, the overall site runs (if looking at the hill from above) from an 11 o'clock position (due west, in the Le Charlemagne portion of the hill which almost runs down to the hill's base) anticlockwise to a four o'clock position (roughly due east, in the higher, thinner Le Corton portion).

The majority of the site falls within the Aloxe-Corton commune but the En Charlemagne section, which almost faces northwest, is in Pernand-Vergelesses while, on the opposite side of the hill, facing east and beyond Les Renardes, lie the Le Rognet et Corton, Hautes Mourottes and Basses Mourottes climats in Ladoix – all of which can, in certain sections, produce Corton-Charlemagne.

In all, there are around 52 hectares (130 acres) of vineyard entitled to use the Corton-Charlemagne title. The Corton-Charlemagne title is also effectively identical to the less-used Charlemagne Grand Cru appellation whose production parameters are practically identical. The former is more often encountered, however, due to its fame.

Classic Corton-Charlemagne is considered to be amongst the finest of Burgundy's whites, and is famous for its combination of fruit flavors (figs and baked pears) and mineral character (flint) – the latter being particularly prevalent in wines from the cooler western slopes. Corton-Charlemagne ranks among the world's more expensive white wines, although it still does not reach the prices commanded by its Montrachet counterparts.

Type White wine
Vintage 2019
Producer, Name of wine Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - Xavier Monnot
Number of bottles 1
Bottle size Bottle (0.75L)
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Fill Level Burgundy/Champagne/Flute bottle type, high fill level
Label Condition Fully intact metal capsule, Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition Fully intact metal capsule, Fully intact, readable label
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