This Aloxe Corton is located next to the Corton. We buy it as a must from a great winemaker who grows his vines and carefully develops his wine and then we age it.
The vines are 70 and 30 years old. The yield is low, about 40h per hectare.
The grape variety is 100% Pinot Noir. The vines are grown in non-certified organic farming.
The soil is very clayey, 70/80 cms laid on very large rocks.
The wine is vinified in vats for about 15-17 days, then put in oak barrels where it remains for at least 14 months.
We use about 20% new barrels.
This wine is sensual but with a fairly clear bloody note, aromas of raw meat, new leather, nutmeg, a trio of plums-cherries and raspberries, tulip and peony. There is a sweetness somewhere between white sugar and icing sugar, raspberry jam, strawberry jam and even a hint of balsamic. Even if the wine is quite charming, you need to place the tannins on a red meat dish to release the fruit.