Perhaps once dismissed as the poor cousin, the Grand Crus of Aloxe-Corton are now gathering the attention of Burgundy lovers worldwide.
Something has happened in Corton.
A new generation of winemakers, perhaps a change in climate, and a growing awareness of the great terroir (exemplified by Domaine de la Romanee-Conti investing in the commune) has seen an enormous rise in the quality and drinkability of both white and red Corton.
The wines are exciting. The distinctive tannins of red Corton are now covered by rich and deeply flavoured fruit; the whites have body and complexity to match the great whites of the Montrachets. All the same time the top wines retain the unique minerality of Corton's terroirs.
The best thing is that (for the moment at least) Corton Grand Cru can still be purchased at prices equal to or below the cost of Premier Crus from the Cote de Nuits.
In my mind that makes them brilliant value.
We have an excellent selection of wines from Aloxe-Corton, most of which are Grand Crus. We have the tremendous Dubreuil-Fontaine 2010 Grand Crus at just $95, some seriously deep 2009 and 2010 Reds from Comte Senard as well as around two dozen different Corton-Charlemagne. It is a serious selection.
Here is just one wine....
2010 Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru
Normal Price $112.00
Pre Arrival Price $95.00
A 1 hectare slice planted in 1957 and 2002. Clos du Roi is the most famous of Corton's Grand Cru reds. It is the most masculine with deep and sauvage characters that build as the wine ages. One of Burghound's 75 "Don't Miss" 2010 Burgundies from Issue 46. To view this wine on our website click here.
Burghound: A brooding, even taciturn dark berry fruit and pungently earthy nose exhibits distinct game and sauvage characters, both of which continue onto the rich, mouth coating and overtly muscular flavors that possess good power and excellent depth and length. This is very firmly structured and should age impeccably well for 15 to 20 years and last 40 to 50. An impressive Clos du Roi. Drink 2025+. 93 Points
To view our complete selection of Cortons click here. Mix and match a case - I am sure you will be impressed.