2018 Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Domaine Joseph Faiveley

Tasting Notes

Aidan Bell
Green gold hue, the nose is strongly marked by the oak today but the balance is fine and this will be absorbed in due course. A powerful wine with huge density of fruit and wonderful rich flavour, emphasised by the super length on the finish, needs 5 to 6 years in the cellar to let this round out and to integrate.

William Kelley, robertparker.com 93-95/100
Bursting from the glass with aromas of citrus oil, fresh pear, dried flowers, toasted nuts and fresh pastry, Faiveley's 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is medium to full-bodied, lively and incisive, with good concentration and chalky structuring extract, concluding with a long, precise and mineral finish.

Vineyard Information

Legend has it that the Corton hillside was once planted exclusively with red grape variety and that Charlemagne himself had a penchant for these wines. Unfortunately, the red wine left scarlet stains in the Emperor's flowing beard and his wife feared that this would bring shame upon the royal dignity. Charlemagne therefore decided to pull out the red vines and replant the vineyards with white grape variety in order to continue drinking his favourite wine. The Faiveley family purchased this parcel in 1874 along with the Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru Monopole. The two parcels are situated side by side just above Ladoix-Serrigny.

Colour White Origin France
Region Burgundy White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2021 Drink To 2027
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar