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Aloxe-Corton

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics


The reds are quite dark in colour, their shades varying from deep rubythrough crimson to garnet. While young, the wine’s aroma suggests a spring garden with small red fruits (raspberry, strawberry) and black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry). These intensify with age and evolve into peony and jasmine, preserved and brandied fruits, pistachio, prune, leather, truffle, mushroom and cinnamon.
The deep soil begets a vigorous, full-bodied Pinot Noir, robust yet refined. Tender and fruity, this wine reaches its peak after 3 to 5 years in the cellar, revealing a firm and well-built body, richly chewy and with pleasing tannins.
Aloxe-Corton whites are very rare.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


The impressive power of the Aloxe-Corton reds demand forceful, aromatic dishes. Their generous and opulent personality softens firmtextured and fibrous meats. Their solid but distinguished tannins are a match for marbled meats and brown sauces. These great red wines go best with rib steaks, braised lamb, and poultry - roasted or glazed.
Ethnic dishes such as couscous with meat or meat tajines also combine
well with this wine, as do soft-centred cheeses such Époisses, Ami du
Chambertin, or Livarot.
Serving temperature: 15 to 16°C.
 

Situation


Linking the Côte de Nuits with the Côte de Beaune, the hill of Corton signals a change in the landscape. Towards Beaune the land becomes more rounded, its sharp contours yielding to gentle valleys. Like its neighbours Ladoix-Serrigny and Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton (pronounced “Alosse”) enjoys a perfect wine-growing location and forms as it were a guard of honour on the approach to the prestigious appellations Grands Crus Corton and Corton-Charlemagne.
The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée dates back to 1938.
 

Terroirs


A cross section of the Corton hill reveals a classic geological picture. At altitudes of between 200 and 300 metres, the soil is reddish brown with flint and limestone debris (known as “chaillots”) mixed in, and is rich in potassium and phosphoric acid. The vines face due east. Wines from the Northern end are more tender and fruity while those from the Southern end are firmer and more complex. Pebbly soil favours supple, highly-bred wines, while clay and marl breeds firmness and complexity.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Clos des Maréchaudes
  • Clos du Chapitre
  • La Coutière
  • La Maréchaude
  • La Toppe au Vert
  • Les Chaillots
  • Les Fournières
  • Les Guérets
  • Les Maréchaudes
  • Les Moutottes 
  • Les Paulands
  • Les Petites Folières
  • Les Valozières
  • Les Vercots

Lieux-dits

  • Boulmeau
  • La Boulotte
  • La Toppe Marteneau
  • Les Boutières
  • Les Brunettes et Planchots
  • Les Bruyères
  • Les Caillettes
  • Les Citernes
  • Les Combes
  • Les Crapousuets
  • Les Cras
  • Les Genevrières et le Suchot
  • Les Morais
  • Les Petits Vercots
  • Les Valozières


 

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 14 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing communes: Aloxe-Corton, Ladoix-Serrigny.
    On the label, the appellation ALOXE-CORTON and ALOXE-CORTON PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of a specific Climat.
     

  • Production surface area


    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ""ouvrées""
    Reds : 116,08 ha (including 37.60 ha Premier Cru)
    Whites : 1.70 ha

Coulour

Nearly all reds - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay 

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