Beautiful intense garnet color. The nose reveals floral notes, a toasted reduction and emphasizes woody and toasted notes. The palate, concentrated, reveals both a firm and delicate cassis and ripe fruit. A beautiful field and a lot of finesse in this wine that gets better with aeration and shows a good aging potential.
In the north of the Côte de Beaune, Aloxe-Corton produces one of the most prestigious AOC from Burgundy as well as the only Grand Cru red from the Côte: the Corton. Eight climates offer Premiers Crus reds: Les Pulands, Les Maréchaudes, Les Vercots, Les Fournières, Les Guérets, Les Valozières, Les Chaillots and Clos du Chapitre. At an altitude varying between 200 and 300 meters, vineyards benefit from exposures ranging from east to south and south-west.
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.