Vallet Frères Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (6 Bottle Case)

France

 

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Grapes are selected from vines of a minimum 15 years of age; whole bunches are fermented in open top wooden vats using only natural yeasts and no temperature control; the grapes are left on their skins for at least 20 days and the 'cap' is trodden down by the oldest method - by feet!  They don't have a fancy bottling line here - usually a pipe is inserted into each barrel which is joined to four taps, and the wine flows by gravity straight from barrel into the bottles without any filtration and just a candle to check that it's clear! This family’s wines have been imported to the UK for over 30 years and today they’re distributed to top independent wine merchants and Michelin-starred restaurants across the country.

Vallet Frères Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has impressive structure and great length - serious Burgundy! With a complex bouquet of chamomile and butterscotch, the finish is impressively oaked with good, clean length. This Grand Cru shows impressive structure and is without a doubt, a wine that will benefit from being put to one side for a few years to develop. Given the labour-intensive traditional methods used to produce this Corton-Charlemagne, a ying and yang approach to accompanying dishes should be adopted i.e. simply grilled lobster, snails in herb butter, or pike dumplings in a sorrel sauce.

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
ABV: 13%
Volume:
6 x 75cl
Vintage:
2013
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes

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