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Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru - 2020

Maratray Dubreuil

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Bourgogne, France

When we talk about Corton-Charlemagne, we are talking about one of the best white wines in the world. The Corton Charlemagne wine from the Maratray Dubreuil estate offers all the promises of this Grand Cru Blanc from the Côte de Beaune, with an even more marked note of excellence thanks to a vintage considered to be of very good quality. The Domaine is one of the most demanding in Burgundy, and this shows in the result. What fun! Rich and concentrated, the wine is at the same time round and supple, fluid but fat, very long in the short, an opulent, refined and very expressive wine, a very complete set that only very great wines can manage to master in their entirety. . Obviously a long-keeping wine, to be reserved for a few more years, knowing that its optimum will be from 10 years of aging, up to 20 years. But already what a success!

Characters of the wines: Pale gold in its youth and adorned with green reflections, Corton-Charlemagne takes on amber and more yellow nuances with age. Infinitely delicate, its bouquet expresses, in buttery tones, baked apple, citrus fruits, pineapple, lime blossom, fern, juniper, cinnamon and flint. Honeyed notes are frequent. Leather and truffles accompany old vintages (up to 25 to 30 years old). The glass and the palate are filled with a powerful breath. With a virulent richness, the Chardonnay astonishes here by its concentration, its distinction and its balance. Rarely has the grace of the grape variety established such a close link with the character of its terroir. Sommelier's advice: The breath, the richness and the distinction of Corton-Charlemagne indicate a remarkable acidity, perfectly mastered by a round opulence on the palate, which should be associated with noble and delicate dishes, but themselves powerful and aromatic. The natural candidates will be both foie gras, whose bitterness will be framed by the minerality and power of the wine, and, more classically, noble shellfish, whose delicately strong flesh leads to spectacular harmony: lobster, lobster, crab... Poultry and veal in white sauce will also do it justice, as will blue cheeses.

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