Grand Cru White Burgundy is getting very expensive. You won't get much change from $300.00 for a bottle of quality Batard-Montrachet and Le Montrachet will cost at least twice as much.
The hill of Corton still has some well priced wine but even these are moving upwards at a rapid rate.
We were delighted to secure a parcel of this Corton Blanc Grand Cru from Domaine Maillard at an exceptional price.
What is the difference between Corton-Charlemagne and Corton Blanc? In typical French style amongst the patchwork of vineyards on the Corton hill there is a rather complicated assignment of duties. One vineyard produces Corton-Charlemagne and the vineyard right next door makes Corton Blanc. Some vineyards produce white only, others red only and many can make both.
This Corton Blanc Grand Cru and a very stylish white. In style it is a terrific combination of old and new with elegance and finesse balanced by depth and intensity.
Corton Blanc Grand Cru 2010
Normally $148.00 per bottle
Pre Arrival $125.00 per bottle
Case of 12 bottles $1380.00 (=$115.00 a bottle)
From the Renardes vineyard. A melange of citrus fruits, particularly lime. White stone fruit. Great mineral drive. Aged in 70% new oak but this is not obvious. Long, persistent finish. This is extremely stylish and classic in style. More Corton Charlemagne than Corton Blanc in finesse and mouthfeel. Very good indeed.
If you love Corton-Charlemagne this Grand Cru is a must-have at a fraction of the price.
At $115.00 a bottle by the case this is surely the Grand Cru White Burgundy bargain of the year!
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