Pride of Burgundy
The Aloxe-Corton appellation is the Villages de Côte de Beaune appellation that has existed since 1938 at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy. It is also the name of a small village in that area. Its vineyard extends south of the Corton mountain between Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses, in central East of France.
Powerful Red Wines
On a surface of 2.44 square kilometers, the AOC produces 1,000,000 liters of wine annually. As a whole, the Aloxe-Corton reds are robust, distinguished, and well-kept wines. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, their mouth can wait 5 to 10 years to open on a firm and structured body, with pleasant tannins. Beautiful vintages will keep 10 to 30 years.
White wines are made from Chardonnay; more confidential is flexible and generous. In their youth, White wines are characterized by their spicy and mineral bouquet. After five years of care, they reveal their subtle aromas of hazelnut. The production consists of Aloxe-Corton appellation almost is red wine, it is around 98 percent, and just around two percent are white wines. The grapes must reach a maturity of at least 10.5 percent potential alcohol for village-level red wine, 11.0 percent for village-level white wine.
Jewels of Aloxe-Corton
The variety of soils, drainage, and drought gives the appellation a great diversity of wines. The north provides softer and fruity wines, and southern wines are more solid and structured. The Aloxe-Corton vineyard has no less than fourteen Premiers Crus, the most famous of which are Clos des Maréchaudes, Fournières, and Valozières. Straddling the towns of Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses are also three of the most prestigious Grands Crus, namely Corton-Charlemagne, Charlemagne, and Corton.
A part of the important features of Aloxe-Corton appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: marls or marl-limestone.
- Taste: Well balanced.
- Wine color: white.
- Aromas: hazelnut, spicy, and mineral bouquet.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 12 to 14° C
A part of the important features of Aloxe-Corton appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: brown or limey soils with little clay in their make-up.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: Red, cherry ruby with dark garnet.
- Aromas: black fruits and violet.
- Aging potential: 10 – 30 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C