Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru "La Toppe au Vert" 2020

This is a 1er Cru Aloxe Corton a little aside from the standards of appellation because finesse of the tannins directs it more towards a characterisation wines product in Côte de Nuits.


The wine
I like to describe the wines of this terroir as being light without being skinny, the soils very limestone offer nice elegance and tension. This wine is characterized by beautiful purity and great finesse which don’t forgot to offer a beautiful length.
Our parcel is 0.31 ha planted in 1965.
This parcel is at the heart of the village Ladoix Serrigny on the slopes South-East of the hill of Corton down below Corton Vergennes.
Soil thin and clayey texture and moderate stoniness. It is the result of the alteration of the limestone in the formation of the Limestones of Comblanchien. This type of soil leads the vine's root system to develop more horizontally than at depth.
Harvesting is manual and entirely destemmed.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very moderate intervention and few pigeage.
30% new oak barrels are used for an aging period of 20 months.
Pinot Noir : 100%


Tasting notes
The 2020 Aloxe-Corton La Toppe Au Vert 1er Cru has a delightful bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and the limestone terroir lending fine delineation and freshness. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red berry fruit, gentle grip, quite structured towards the peppery finish (thanks to the 40% whole bunch) but eases off on the aftertaste.