Corton-Charlemagne is partly produced in Aloxe-Corton, and partly in Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix, villages in the north of the Côte de Beaune. Its altitude ranges from 220 to 360 m, with 0.5 ha facing eastsouth- east to south-south-west in the lieu-dit “En Charlemagne”. The soil is a light clay limestone marl.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned especially for its prestigious white wines. The soils best suited for the production of white wines are primarily brown limestone. The vineyard is divided into 22 different climates for the Premiers Crus whites on 70 hectares with about 3,300 hectoliters of production.
The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are in a very hilly area, stretching over the slopes between Aloxe- Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Pernand-Vergelesses has only six Premier Crus : “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Ile des Vergelesses”, “Les Vergelesses” and “Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes”. This village is located at an altitude of between 250 to 350 m. We have 1,7 ha of this climate.
Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono-crus from the Côte des Blancs as early as1906... Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s areas of expertise come together: the production of great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The considerable challenge is to make opposites coexist: the tautness and the freshness of young chardonnays on the one hand, and the silky “Charles” character on the other.
ON THE NOSE: a base of 20% of reserve wines, white and red, give this rosé blend a subtle, yet complex nose. The initial fragrances recall home-made strawberry jam fresh from the stove, mixed with the fruitiness of vineyard peach, followed by luscious warm notes of gingerbread laced with a touch of cinnamon. ON THE PALATE: the pronounced powerful mouthfeel others a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.
Established since the Middle Ages, north of the Beaune coast, this vineyard is very hilly and covers the slopes of the hills of Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. It is the diversity of its floors and its exhibitions that gives each of his creations a strong identity. The area of white production is 53 ha, including 7 Premiers Crus on 17.60 ha: Caradeux, Sous Frétille, Clos Berthet, Clos du Village, Quarters, Morand and Pernand Village. Our house has 0.94 ha.
This wine comes from two terroirs with complementary qualities allowing the Grenache to reveal all its potential: elegance and finesse thanks to the small yields and clay-limestone subsoil of the Saint Geniès de Comolas terroir in the Gard and power and hardiness thanks to the round pebbles and clay subsoil of the Travaillan in the Vaucluse.