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Corton

Pleasure Wine: Corton Wines

 

Discover the Corton appellation wines

 

Where the Côte de Nuits meets the Côte de Beaune, you’ll find a few small villages at the foot of the Corton Mountain: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses. All three of them are known for their grands crus Corton wines. This appellation is a famous red wine made with Pinot Noir grapes, although there is also a Corton Blanc, made with Chardonnay. The huge size of the local vineyard and the many Burgundy climates (25 different ones) explain why there are so many nuances in this type of wine.

On the 100 hectares, mainly red wines are produced, with a tiny portion of white ones (only 2 hectares). The grapevines grow at 215-230 meters of altitude and are exposed to the south-east / north-east sunlight. These conditions, with the addition of a nice soil rich in marls, are perfect for the vineyard planted on the slopes. In the lower part of the hillside, we can find red limestone that’s very rich in clay debris and a nice serving of silicate rocks. Here, the Pinot Noir has an output of 3,500 hectoliters per year. As for the Chardonnay, it produces 149 hectoliters of white wine, yearly.

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