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Aloxe Corton and Corton
(and Corton Charlemagne)

Corton is the largest area of Grands Crus in Burgundy. This terroir also called la montagne (the mountain) in the Aloxe-Corton area produces the best red wines of Côte de Beaune. Corton needs to age at least 10 years to develop the smooth, rich red fruits aroma.

At the top of the hill, Corton-Charlemagne is a great white Burgundy wine, one of the best in the region among Montrachet and Meursault. Its is said that the french emperor Charlemagne owned this place 1,300 years ago.

The other wines are sold under the Aloxe Corton appellation. They are very good red wines and offer good value.

Corton and Corton wine information :

Appellations in Corton:

Appellation Aloxe-Corton Controlée
Appellation Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru
Appellation Corton Grand Cru
Appellation Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Location: North part of Côte de Beaune
Place: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny, Pernand-Vergelesses


Size: Aloxe Corton: 130ha
Corton: 100ha
Charlemagne: 60ha
290 ha (715 acres)

Aloxe Corton: 750,000
Corton: 480,000
Charlemagne: 300,000
Total: 1,530,000 bottles
99% of red wine


Red: Pinot Noir
White: Chardonnay, Pinot Beurot

Type of wines: Deep colored red wine

5 to 15 years: Aloxe-Corton
10 to 20 years: Corton and Corton-Charlemagne

2005, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985
Aromas in Corton:

Red fruits

Cinnamon, Honey, Butter

Corton and Food:

Red meat



White wine: Reblochon

Next: Pommard


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