Great White Wines of Charlemagne

The Charlemagne AOC is a Grand Cru appellation of the Corton mountain. It is currently no longer claimed and therefore merges with the name Corton-Charlemagne which includes its production area. It involved great white wines made with one grape variety, Chardonnay, on a steeply sloping vineyard in the mountain’s highest part. It is a sub-region of Burgundy, East of France.

The Charlemagne appellation is a wine-controlled appellation of origin produced on two neighboring climates: The Charlemagne in the municipality of Aloxe-Corton and In Charlemagne in the city of Pernand-Vergelesses, in Côte-d’Or.

It is classified as a Grand Cru of Burgundy, but as its specification is identical to that of the name Corton-Charlemagne. The AOC was recognized in 1937.

The size of this wine sub-region is less than a square kilometer.

A part of the important features of Charlemagne appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Calcareous clay.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: black fruits that mingle with notes of hazelnut and almond.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 7 to 10° C

Region Highlights

Surface: About 0.5 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Charlemagne
Grapes: Chardonnay
Types of Wines: White Wine

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