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2017 Rapet Pere & Fils Corton-Charlemagne

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March 24, 2024 - $135

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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

...classy nose of ripe lemons, green apple, white flowers and crushed chalk, framed by subtle hints of oatmeal and beeswax. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with excellent concentration and broad shoulders, but also promising structural tension and reserve. The long, chalky finish is penetrating and intense.

94Burghound.com

Here the nose is clean, elegant and pure with its combination of green apple, citrus, white flower and wet stone nuances. There is both outstanding volume and mid-palate density to the intensely mineral-driven large-scaled flavors that are at once caressing...compact, serious and beautifully persistent finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...attractive, mineral-rich aromas of yellow flowers, honeysuckle and orange pith, gathering intensity with aeration. The taut, linear palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and a delicate touch of spice toward the finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Ripe citrus all tied up with delicate oak spice and richness on the nose, as well as the stony overlay... Fine harmony and persistence without great intensity on the mid palate. Elegant rather than concentrated.

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.