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2006 Lucien Le Moine Corton Charlemagne

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December 28, 2014 - $115

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RATINGS

94Stephen Tanzer

Brooding aromas of pineapple flambe and wet stone. Large-scaled, rich and dry, with uncanny elegance for a wine with such richness and body. Tactile, chewy and extremely young wine, finishing with superb stony, spicy length...

93Wine Spectator

Hints of pineapple and apricot are framed by smoky oak and backed by a vibrant structure. The chalky mineral character lingers on the aftertaste.

91-93Burghound.com

...expressive white flower, stone and green fruit suffused nose that precedes rich, well-muscled and broad-shouldered flavors carrying ample amounts of dry extract on the intense, detailed, minerally and slightly fresher finish.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, 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.