Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Blanc Cuvee Roi Soleil 2017
157th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 19th November 2017.
2017 Vintage report
More delicate flowering for Chardonnay, with alternate days of rain and sun. Some coulure (partial fruit set) will impact future yields. A classic Burgundian summer, with some very hot days at the end of June and July. In September for the Côte de Beaune vineyards. beneficial days of rain. Ludivine Griveau makes sure quality and yields do not go too high, with some green harvest or disbudding where and when necessary. Keeping a good concentration is the final objective to reach top quality.
Harvest start a 100 days after flowering: 27th of August for the first Chardonnay in Pouilly Fuissé Maconnais ) and on the 1st of September for the Côte de Beaune vineyards.
This wine has a sunny disposition, the bouquet immediately showing an accessible ripe and rounded character. Clear and bright in colour, the nose has the expected mineral notes and silky fruit typical of Corton-Charlemagne. What seems only medium bodied at first blossoms on the palate with a lovely tensile strength. For the medium term.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml