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Domaine Faiveley

Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1500ml

Faiveley Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1500ml

Regular price $680.00 SGD
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Grape Varietal: Chardonnay

Country & Region: France | Burgundy

Alcohol Level (%): 13

Bottle Size: 750ml

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 beard and his wife feared that this would bring shame upon the royal dignity. Charlemagne therefore decided to replant the vineyards with white grape variety in order to continue drinking his favourite wine. Domaine Faiveley purchased this parcel in 1874 along with the Corton "Clos des Cortons Faiveley" Grand Cru Monopole.

Winemaker notes

The nose reveals oaky, fruity and floral notes. The palate is concentrated and well-balanced with excellent aromatic persistency. The rich aromas make this Grand Cru enjoyable in its youth although it only develops its full character after a few years of bottle age. An exceptional wine with depth and minerality.


Burghound 91-94: Here too there is enough wood present to remark upon framing the ripe but cooler aromas of green apple, lemon rind and white peach. I very much like the texture to the bigger-bodied and more mineral-driven flavors that conclude in powerful, focused and youthfully austere finish that is markedly longer. At least moderate patience strongly recommended.

Wine Advocate 94-96: The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru opens in the glass with notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, fresh pear, nutmeg and warm bread. Full-bodied, layered and muscular, it's a concentrated, serious and tightly wound wine that's built around chalky dry extract and tangy acids. This is very promising.

Decanter 93: From a 0.83ha parcel in Le Rognet, in the village of Ladoix, next to the Clos des Cortons Faiveley. Although this is given the same half-new casks and bâtonnage treatment as the Bâtard, it is considerably more discreet, almost closed initially. On the palate, it begins to open up with notes of apricot and pear fruit, mineral, spice and lemon peel. The texture is rich, almost fat, but sleekly elegant, with a finish that grows over time.

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