Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2007

The vintage

We harvested between the 14th and 24th of September.

For those of us who like fresh and refreshing wines with fairly low alcohol and bright acidity accompanied by correct aromatic and phenolic maturities, we have been waiting for this vintage for a long time! The hot and warm months of April and May forewarned an early harvest, likely at the end of August, but the weather changed to chilly and rainy for the rest of the summer. We pushed back the harvest dates because, as was generally the case for this vintage, one of the keys to success was that it could not be rushed. We started at the very end of August with the reds, and after a few days break, we picked the whites.

The 2007 vintage represents what we like in noble white wines: grace, heightened minerality and lots of restraint.

Tasting notes

-(100% from Corton-Pougets). A notably tighter and more restrained nose of transparent green fruit and refined floral and mineral-infused aromas merges into delicious, racy and relatively firm, even backward broad shouldered flavors that deliver extraordinary intensity and crystalline finishing purity on the seriously long finish. I really like the harmony of expression as it's very Corton-Charlemagne with taut muscularity but no rusticity. Very promising. 93/2014+