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2006 Rapet Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne

1.5ltr

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

ITEM 8317773 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
kwich 1 $180 $180
8 $180
Item Sold Amount Date
I8380762 1 $190 Aug 14, 2022
I8380762 2 $180 Aug 14, 2022
I8366581 2 $180 Aug 7, 2022
I8341460 1 $180 Jul 24, 2022
I8329899 1 $180 Jul 17, 2022
I8317773 1 $180 Jul 10, 2022
I8283136 3 $180 Jun 19, 2022
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RATINGS

18Jancis Robinson

Sweet oak on the nose. Rich and even more oaky on the palate. Lovely citrus depths of freshness. Very good concentration, but still elegant. Rich fruit, minerally finish.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Pernand-Vergelesses, Corton-Charlemagne

Corton-Charlemagne is a historic appellation for Grand Cru Chardonnay in the Cote de Beaune of Burgundy. The 129-acre vineyard falls within the boundaries of three communes, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix-Serrigny. According to Burgundian historians, the vineyard is named for Charlemagne, the 8th century ruler who conquered most of western Europe. Charlemagne enjoyed the red wine of Corton, but as he grew older his wife disliked the red wine stains in his white beard, so Charlemagne had white grapes planted in Corton. Today only Chardonnay is allowed to be planted in Corton-Charlemagne, and it is one of Burgundy's most celebrated appellations for Grand Cru white wine. The largest land owners are Louis Latour, with 24 acres; Bonneau du Martray, with 23 acres; and Bouchard Pere et Fils, 9.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.