Following the phylloxera epidemic at the end of the 19th century, the Latour family made an unusual decision to tear up the dead Aligoté and Pinot Noir vines and replace them with Chardonnay; as a result, today they produce some of Burgundy's most celebrated white wines.
The Corton-Charlemagne 2012 is certainly no exception to that rule! Featuring a beautiful yellow color with light golden tints, this wine fills the nose with powerful aromas of fresh almond accompanied by mellow oaky notes. An ample wine with good length, it will be best let to age for approximately 10–15 years. At that time, it will be magnificent when paired with shellfish, foie gras, fish, or mature cheeses.
Region: Côte de Beaune, Village: Aloxe-Corton
Varietal Content: Chardonnay
Cooperage: 100% malolactic fermentation in traditional oak barrels, 8–10 months aging