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.
98 POINTS - James Suckling, May 2016
A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an alluring nose of toasty oak, mineral, licorice, lavender, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits. Dense, rich, and voluptuous on the palate, this is a full-bodied beauty.
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.
Our vineyard, with its stony, volcanic terroir, sits atop Atlas Peakat an elevation between 1,270 to 1,350 feet and is located at the edge of a steep canyon which overlooksthe town of Oakville. The site, which was purchased and planted in 1999by the Michael Mondavi Familyis predominantlycomprised of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clone Four variety grafted on 110R Rootstock.
Celler Vall Llach’s flagship wine, one of very few Vi de Finca Qualificadas that has been certified in Spain, is a single-vineyard wine of great quantified quality. The wine is made solely from fruit that clings to one incredibly rocky hillside outside of Porrera, Priorat, in a beautiful setting that has earned the wine its poetic name of: Mas de la Rosa or Rose’s Farmhouse.
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.