Corton Charlemagne Wines
Corton-Charlemagne is a sub-denomination of Corton AOC, located in the Hill of Corton, the area where Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune meet in the region of Borgona. Wines produced in this appellation are mainly reds obtained by the Pinot noir grape, whereas a small quantity of white wine is produced with Chardonnay grape, cultivated in the highest part of the hill where grapes enjoy a particularly cool microclimate and give life to wines belonging to the Corton-Charlemagne AOC appellation. Corton-Charlemagne is one of the most prestigious villages of Bourgogne: the legend goes that in the past on the hill of Corton were exclusively cultivated red berried grapes before the vineyard became property of Charlemagne, who was very fond of it and very often dyed his beard red. In order to avoid the fame of being a drunkard king, he was advised to remove the red grapes and to change to white ones: Corton-Charlemagne was born. Here, in a strategic position and an exceptional terroir, are produced the legendary white wines made of Chardonnay of Corton-Charlemagne, which can be summarized with an effective definition: minerality is great elegance.