Domaine Faiveley

Bourgogne, France

Corton-Charlemagne — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Legend has it that the Corton hillside was once planted exclusively with red grape variety and that Charlemagne himself had a penchant for these wines. Unfortunately, the red wine left scarlet stains on the Emperor’s beard and his wife feared that this would bring shame upon the royal dignity. Charlemagne, therefore, decided to replant the vineyards with white grape variety in order to continue drinking his favorite wine. Our family purchased this parcel in 1874 along with the Corton “Clos des Cortons Faiveley” Grand Cru Monopole

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
    • Size: 0.87 ha
    • Vine Age: Years planted: 1933, 1935, 1987, 1988, 2010
    • Soil: Grey marls
    • Exposure: East
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 4 week fermentation in French oak barrels- 50-60% new oak
    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels- 50-60% new oak, with frequent stirring
    • Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
    • Fining: Light natural fining
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The nose reveals oaky, fruity, and floral notes. The palate is concentrated and well-balanced with excellent aromatic persistency. The rich aromas make this Grand Cru enjoyable in its youth although it only develops its full character after a few years of bottle age. An exceptional wine with depth and minerality.