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 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced very pure white wines with beautiful aromas. Aged in oak during 12 months.
Tasting : Pale golden colour. Very delicate floral fragrances mixed with citrus fruit and fresh honey. Beautiful minerality and delicate oak note. Well balanced and well-structured. Voluminous with a well-shaped minerality. Delicate oak note. Very precise and tense. Long aftertaste. Score : 92 - Burgundy 2012 - Special report - Tim Atkin / 2014
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with seafood, fish, and mild cheeses.