Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marly limestone with silt of clay
Site : This vineyard of 1.90 hectare is ideally located on mid-slope close to the hill of Corton-Charlemagne. Same soil structure and height as its famous neighbour. The only difference is the East exposure of the "Caradeux" which makes of this plot an exceptional "terroir" providing unique mineral characteristics.
The Vintage 2008 : After a very warm spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. Careful selection of grapes in the vineyard and winery with regular batonnage (stirring of the lees in the barrel) have produced very pure white wines, well-balanced with fantastic acidity. Aging in oak during 18 months.
Tasting : Pale golden colour. Ripe citrus mixed with honey and wheat aromas with a subtle minerality and a delicate oak note. Lively, well-structured. Beautiful texture. Mineral palate with a well shaped acidity. Delicate oak note and an intense linear finish.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with seafood, fish, and mild cheeses.