- RegionCôte de Beaune
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilLimestone, alluvial sand and gravel
- Average yield40hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential6-8 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- Aloxe-Corton has been the home of the Latour family and the heart of Domaine Louis Latour for centuries. The village of Aloxe-Corton is located in the north of the Côte de Beaune on a stony hillside at the foot of the hill of Corton. It was in 1862 that the name of the climat Corton was added to the village name Aloxe.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 15% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThis Aloxe-Corton 2012 reveals a ruby color and a complex nose well defined by aromas of fresh cherry and blackcurrant. Generous and sensual, the mouth presents red fruits aromas and vanilla notes. This wine has a perfect finish full of freshness.
- Food Pairing"Coq au vin" - flash-fried steak - red meat - mature cheeses
- Aloxe-Corton 2013 - Burghound.com - Avril 2015 - 88/100A markedly earthy and overtly sauvage nose offers up notes of various dark berries, plum and oak. The supple, round and attractively vibrant middle weight flavors terminate in a slightly edgy and rustic finale where the wood telegraphed by the nose resurfaces. This is on the ligher side and should drink well almost immediately.