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Domaine Chevalier - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Burgundy
  • Wine Area: Côte de Beaune
  • Wine Maker: Chloé Chevalier
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91+ (2015) JR: 17.5+ (2015) JR: 17.5 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Full and scented, with notes of white flowers and honey. Eleven months’ barrel-ageing has given a subtle spicy note, alongside the benchmark steeliness of the best wines from this Grand Cru.

Winery Information

Domaine Chevalier

Situated in Ladoix, which sits at the foot of the famous hill of Corton, in the north of the C̫te de Beaune, Domaine Chevalier produces white wines with the mealy and mineral quality that typifies great Burgundy. Established in 1850, the 15-hectare family domaine is run today by Claude Chevalier and his daughters, Julie and Chlo̩. Claude joined the family business in 1975, and has concentrated on producing

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)91+ pts

The 2015 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru offers up youthful aromas of toasty new oak, fresh pear and chamomile. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with a generously textural attack, but quite tight-knit and stony, playing its cards close to its chest, but revealing sappy acids and good concentration. I've enjoyed older vintages from this domaine, and I'm looking forward to paying a visit to their Ladoix-based winery in the near future.

JancisRobinson.com (2014)17.5 pts

Tasted Jan 2016 - Expansive chalky mineral character, thick texture and ripe apple fruit with a tropical juiciness. Seems to fall a bit short on the length, but there is plenty of primary flavour to enjoy. (RH)

JancisRobinson.com (2015)17.5+ pts

Nutty, dense nose with layers of baked apple and some charming oyster shell character. Tight, brisk palate. Perhaps doesn't quite scale the heights of the greatest examples, but certainly has the legs to last for many years. (RH)

Vinification Notes

The grapes are hand-harvested then carefully sorted before being pressed and put into vats for racking. After cooling the must is transferred to barrel for fermentation (50% new oak is used for grand cru wines) where the wine remains for 11 months. It is fined in barrel, filtered and then rested for 2-3 weeks before bottling.