Vallet Frères Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (6 Bottle Case)
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One of a handful of producers in the Cote d'Or who continue to use ultra-traditional winemaking techniques. 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! There is no 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!
Vallet Frères Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru wine has 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.
Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.
Grape: Chardonnay 100%
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes