Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Clos du Chapitre"

Region

Côte de Beaune

Appellation

Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru

Village

Aloxe-Corton

Grape varieties

Pinot Noir

The Vine

Average vine age

35 years

Soil

Clay and limestone

Average yield

40 hl/ha

Harvest

Hand picked

Vinification & Elevage

Fermentation

Traditional in open vats

Ageing

10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new

Barrels

Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted

Description

Our Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "Clos du Chapitre" is named after the canons who were important land-owners in Burgundy in the thirteenth century. They belonged to the bishop's inner-circle and were known as the Cathedral Order (or 'chapitre cathédraux' in French) . Even today, many parcels carry the name "Clos du chapitre" such as in Gevrey-Chambertin, Fixin and Aloxe-Corton. In the heart of the village of Aloxe-Corton in the locality of "Les Meix" and completely surrounded by walls, our "Clos du Chapitre" yields a powerful and elegant wine.

Tasting Note

Tasting Note

The Aloxe-Corton "Clos du Chapitre" 2007, brick in color, reveals aromas of blackcurrant and earthiness. The wine is supple and very elegant.

Cellaring Potential

10-15 years

Food Pairing

Game birds - poultry - mature cheeses

Serving temperature

15-17°