Bourgogne and its appellations

Aloxe-Corton

The vineyards of Bourgogne produce some great wines with a historical and international reputation. However, the region is not simply limited to its iconic appellations. In addition to its Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru AOCs, it also produces a range of wonderful Régionale and Village appellations to explore.


You will also find a full list of the Bourgogne’s Climats and lieux-dits on this page.


Check out the complete list of the 84 Bourgogne appellations.

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  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE BEAUNE

  • Creation of the appellation

    11 mars 1938

  • Coulour

    Reds - Pinot Noir.
    Whites - Chardonnay.

  • Area under production*:

    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 118.53 ha (including 35.91 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 1.36 ha (including 0.27 ha Premier Cru).

    * in 2018

  • 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.
     

Wine Characteristics - Aloxe-Corton

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 - Aloxe-Corton

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 - Aloxe-Corton

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 - Aloxe-Corton

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 MaréchaudesClos du ChapitreLa CoutièreLa MaréchaudeLa Toppe au VertLes ChaillotsLes FournièresLes GuéretsLes MaréchaudesLes Moutottes Les PaulandsLes Petites FolièresLes ValozièresLes Vercots

Lieux-dits

BoulmeauLa BoulotteLa Toppe MarteneauLes BoutièresLes Brunettes et PlanchotsLes BruyèresLes CaillettesLes CiternesLes CombesLes CrapousuetsLes CrasLes Genevrières et le SuchotLes MoraisLes Petits VercotsLes Valozières
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