Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 [375ml] (Corton, Burgundy, France) - [RP 92-95] [BH 92-94]

Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 [375ml]
(Corton, Burgundy, France) - [RP 92-95] [BH 92-94]

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $199.97 Save $50.03

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About the Winery:
The Bonneau du Martray family descends directly from Chancellor Nicholas Rolin, one of Burgundy’s most illustrious personages, who founded and lavishly endowed the Hospices de Beaune in 1443.

Bonneau du Martray is with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti the only domaine in Burgundy to make only grand cru (DRC’s Duvault-Blochet is declassified grand cru). There are 11 contiguous hectares, a rarity in Burgundy, 1.5 of which are planted to pinot noir and 9.5 to chardonnay, making Bonneau du Martray not only the largest single owner of Corton-Charlemagne. All the vines, whether chardonnay or pinot, are situated in the two ‘Charlemagne’ lieux-dits, En Charlemagne in Pernand, and Le Charlemagne in Aloxe.

Region: Côte de Beaune
Winery Location: Pernand-Vergelesses
Domaine (avg.): 4500 cases
Winemaker: Jean-Charles le Bault de la Morinière
Vineyard Area: 27.39 acres (11.09 ha)
Varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

The vines are planted on steep slopes (20-23%) and the highest part of the mountain of Corton which offers marl of varying color (yellow, ocher, brown), rich in clay. Calcareous marl alternate with benches under a thin layer of rendzinas.

This soil associated with old vines aged 40 years on average, carefully selected grapes and mastered yields (around 40 hl), can produce wines rich, distinguished and balanced.

The nose, the wine shows soft aromas of citrus and peach and fine floral notes that evolve into honeysuckle, hazelnut and cinnamon. Boasting a beautiful persistence in mouth, it portends a very long aging and proves worthy of representing the elite of the appellation Corton Charlemagne. It matches with happiness with foie gras, noble shellfish (lobster, crab and lobster), poultry, veal blanquette or blue cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

92-95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I tasted multiple components that will make up the final blend of the 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru to write a composite tasting note. Exhibiting aromas of orange oil, pear, spices and hazelnuts, the wine is full-bodied, ample and textural but controlled. Still in some instances clouded by suspended sediment, this Corton-Charlemagne is far from being fully formed, so this shouldn't be considered by any means a definitive note, but the raw materials certainly appear promising." - William Kelley (9th Jan 2020)

92-94 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
" A cool, pure and elegant nose combines notes of various white fleshed fruit scents that in particular include Granny Smith apples and pear, along with hints of citrus and wet stone. There is excellent intensity as well as fine richness to the detailed and mineral-driven flavors where the minerality adds a sense of lift to the complex and sneaky long finale. This is lovely and should be approachable a bit sooner than its 2017 counterpart." - (Jun 10, 2020)