Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 - Maison Camille Giroud

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The Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru of Maison Camille Giroud derives from vineyards located at an altitude between 300 and 320 meters, some of which are 50 years old.

wine description

The Côte de Beaune begins with the "Montagne de Corton". History or myth, this hill once belonged to Charlemagne, hence the name. The locality "Le Charlemagne" is the historical nucleus of the appellation. Located just below the Corton wood, it gave its name to the entire hill, whose altitude varies from 250 to 360 meters.

The name Corton derives from the Gallo-Roman period in which a rural domain called Curtis was perpetuated by the Franks and later by the monks of Cîteaux. Separated by a path from the historical climat Corton and divided from it following successive inheritances, the climate Rognet et Corton was “rogné” (trimmed) of Corton, hence the name.

The Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru of Maison Camille Giroud derives from vineyards located at an altitude between 300 and 320 meters, some of which are 50 years old. They are found in the climat called Le Rognet et Corton, whose subsoil is made up of Dijon Corton limestone, including a layer of marl loaded with fossils. The other part comes from 25-year-old vines, in the climat nicknamed Le Charlemagne, located on the white marl of the Pernand district, which give rise to a heavy light-colored soil, rich in clayey clay and limestone.


The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.

tasting notes

The wine has a beautiful golden yellow color. The nose expresses a fascinating aromatic profile, with elegant and complex aromas of white fruits and tertiary notes, in the mouth it denotes a good structure and beautiful aromatic complexity, with fruity aromas and acidity in perfect gustatory balance. Long and persistent finish.

aging capacity

Wine with great aging potential.

small tips

Taste it at a temperature of 10 ° -12 ° C. When young it is perfect with shellfish, coquillage and in general with fish dishes, even with rather elaborate preparations or in sauce. In maturity, the bouquet becomes more evolved and complex and the wine also pleasantly accompanies white meats.

Data sheet

Maison Camille Giroud
AOC Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
100% Chardonnay
Production area
Aloxe Corton
12.5% vol
75 cl
In Vineyard
Manure as a natural fertilizer, use only copper and sulfur as a pesticide
Match with
Appetizers, pasta dishes, fish, white meats, soft cheeses
Serving Temperature
Temperature 10-12°C.
Ideal consumption
From 2021 to 2038
Our judgment
94/100 Superb Wine

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