Rain may be bad for the harvest but it certainly is pretty (Corton Grand Cru, Aloxe)

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Corton and Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Aloxe Corton, Burgundy, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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The Aloxe Corton village in Burgundy has three “grand crus”: Le Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, and Charlemagne. By far the largest is Corton that can be used both for red wines and for white wines. The other two are used for white wines only. The Aloxe Corton commune is located in the northern part of Côte de Beaune in central Burgundy, neighbouring Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses.

The red wines are exclusively made from the pinot noir grape variety and the white wines from chardonnay. The total vineyard area is around 100 hectares. 95% of production is red. It is the largest for the grands crus in Bourgogne.

There are several vineyard names (“climat”) that are sometimes used on the labels on the wines. For example: Les Pougets, Les Chaumes, Les Fiètres, Les Bressandes, Clos des Meix, Les Renardes, Les Grèves, Clos du Roi. Les Hospices de Beaune has a number of parcels in this area.

Corton is the only grand cru for red wines in the Côte de Beaune.

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Bourgogne Aloxe Corton Grand Cru – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson

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