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Corton Grand Cru Dinner. Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Ocha. $295.00 Per Person
  

Corton Grand Cru Dinner. Tuesday 4 June 2019 at Ocha. $295.00 Per Person

A Grand Cru Dinner for just $295.00

 

Corton is the largest Grand in Burgundy. it is also the only Grand Cru to produce white and red of equal quality. Corton Grand Cru actually encompasses wines in three communes: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serigny and Pernand-Verglesses. Whilst the Villages and Premier Crus of the three communes are labelled with the Villages’ name the Grand Crus all use the name Corton.

 

There are 145 hectares of Corton Grand Cru spread around the upper parts of the limestone “Hill of Corton”. The top of the lozenge-shaped hill is covered in dense woodland, known as the Bois de Corton. It is quite unusual to look at.

 

Corton was given its grand cru status in 1937, around the same time as most of Burgundy's other famous grand cru sites. However, Corton's reputation goes back much further - wines were first made here during Charlemagne's rule, which ended in AD814. Corton's wines were a favorite of the Emperor, who lends his name to the white wines made on the western side of the hill.

 

Vines occupy the slopes of the hill for almost its entire circumference, although the grand cru rating covers only the southern half, sweeping majestically around from due east to due west. On the western side, the limestone soils are closer to the surface and this is reflected in the mostly white wines made from these vineyards. The eastern side is a touch warmer - being more exposed to the morning sunshine - and richer in the marlstone that is so well suited to Pinot Noir.

 

The classic Corton red wine is rich and relatively tannic, meaning that it is quite austere in its youth but develops well with age. Corton tasting notes often refer to flavors of violets, forest berries, leather and earthy notes. Corton-Charlemagne is considered to be one of the finest of Burgundy's white wines and is famous for its combination of fruit flavors (figs and baked pears) and mineral character (flint) - the latter being particularly prevalent in wines from the cooler western slopes. 

 

Corton does not enjoy the same reputation as the Grand Cru reds from Vosne-Romanee or whites from Puligny-Montrachet. But what is does offer is wines that age incredibly well. And the prices here are far more reasonable than its more famous cousins. 

 

The last decade has seen a resurgence in the quality of Corton Grand Crus and the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti’s move into the area has raised awareness and respect for the wines of this region.

 

Our Corton Dinner features 13 different wines from a selection of producers and climats. We start with two whites before delving in to 3 brackets of reds that move back in time and finish with a Corton Bressandes from the great 1999 vintage. We will have the opportunity to compare vineyards and makers and see the effect of age on the Grand Crus of Corton. 

 

We like to do things properly! None of this one wine per course nonsense. Taste and compare and increase your Burgundy knowledge whilst having an enjoyable eveing.

 

For the cost of one bottle you can taste these 13 Grand Crus accompanied by a 5-course dinner at Ocha.

 

The wine list:

 

Domaine Denis Pere et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016
Jerome Castagnier Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011
Domaine Denis Pere et Fils Corton Les Paulands Grand Cru 2016
Domaine Morey-Coffinet Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2016
Louis Latour Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2015
Louis Latour Corton Clos de la Vigne au Saint Grand Cru 2015
Louis Latour Corton Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015
Domaine du Pavillon Corton Clos des Marechaudes Grand Cru MONOPOLE 2015
Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton Hautes Mourottes Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2012
Albert Bichot Corton Grand Cru 2010
Domaine Comte Senard Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2010
Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 1999

Domaine Denis Pere et Fils Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016

Jerome Castagnier Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011


Domaine Denis Pere et Fils Corton Les Paulands Grand Cru 2016

Domaine Morey-Coffinet Corton Rouge Grand Cru 2016


Louis Latour Corton Perrieres Grand Cru 2015

Louis Latour Corton Clos de la Vigne au Saint Grand Cru 2015

Louis Latour Corton Chateau Corton Grancey Grand Cru 2015

Domaine du Pavillon Corton Clos des Marechaudes Grand Cru MONOPOLE 2015


Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton Hautes Mourottes Grand Cru 2012

Domaine Dubreuil Fontaine Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 2012

Albert Bichot Corton Grand Cru 2010

Domaine Comte Senard Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2010


Domaine Gaston and Pierre Ravaut Corton Bressandes Grand Cru 1999

 

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: Ocha, 3-5 Church St, Hawthorn, 3122

Cost: $295.00


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