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2011 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne

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October 17, 2021 - $350

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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

The palate has a fine line of acidity and wonderful focus: shimmering green lemon and white peach notes. They fan out toward the precise, mineral-laden finish. This is divine...

94Wine Spectator

A wolf in sheep's clothing, this white appears elegant and vivid, delivering lemon, pear, stone and spice flavors. Shows latent power, building to a long, intense finish.

94Stephen Tanzer

Wonderfully intense, backward wine with almost painful penetration to its pineapple and crushed stone flavors. Finishes with uncanny aromatic persistence for the vintage. Structured for a graceful evolution in bottle.

18.5+ Jancis Robinson

Suave and well balanced. Rich and complete. Very exciting. Nervy but rich. Sleek and racy. Dense.

92-94Burghound.com

There is excellent concentration to the highly textured medium weight plus flavors that are imposing in their raw power and drive, all wrapped in an intensely mineral-driven finish that, like the Perrières, is borderline painful.

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.