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Pierre-Henry Gagey, Louis Jadot President, standing inside the Couvent des Jacobins - an ancient chapel next to the home of Jadot in Beaune

Aloxe Corton 2011

  • 75cl bottle

A fine, medium-bodied Pinot Noir from the vineyards around the Corton Grand Cru sites. Intense colour, concentrated fruit characters and a touch of spice on the finish.

Vineyards

The small village of Aloxe-Corton nestles beneath the Massif du Corton. The vines are grown on quite deep, red-brown soils, with sand in the sub-soil due to an alluvial influence.

Vintage

A short, mild and humid winter caused an early bud break of the vine. Mild weather followed and the flowering period in June took pace in ideal conditions, some 10 days earlier than 2010. The resulting juices, showed promise and developed into good, and in some cases very good, wines. Favourable weather in late August enabled the grapes to obtain good maturity and the while the overall size of the crop was small the quality was very satisfying. This vintage is characterized by elegant, powerful and delicate expressive wines, representative of Burgundy and showing a fresh and subtle acidity.

Winemaking

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank for 3-4 weeks. The wine is then aged in barrels for 15-18 months before bottling.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
Delicious with slowed cooked lamb studded with rosemary.