Summer of 2018 saw 50% less rainfall on average, fortunately winter and spring received plenty of rain to fill the water tables from which our older vines could get what they needed. As a side note, Burgundy cannot -by law irrigate its vineyards. This allows the roots of the vines to reach deeper into the earth to get their nutrients.
We started harvest very early on Sept 3rd. We first brought in our Chardonnays from the village and grand cru appellations so they would retain their natural acidity. The end results of these climatic conditions and the great care we took during the picking produced bright chardonnays at the Domain with expressive elements of fruits, tension, freshness and minerality.
This wine is very rare and much thought after. There are 295 acres of Aloxe-Corton red appellation and only 2.1/2 acre of white Aloxe-Corton. Our Domain has the chance to be one of the 4 producers to own a parcel of this great white wine.
Our Aloxe-Corton white has aromas of orange blossoms and cinnamon. Its texture is creamy and unctuous but remains fresh and pure with notes of mango and apricot on the palate.
You will enjoy it with fish, crab but also with white meats.
To be enjoyed now if you want purity and freshness or 5 years if you seek more complexity.