CAPITAIN-GAGNEROT GRAND CRU CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 2016 6-PACK
How do we know that this is one of the best Corton-Charlmagne? A few years ago, we were invited to a tasting some years ago that featured every single producer of Corton-Charlemagne. That's right. How they organized that, I don't know.. But it was, as you might imagine, memorable. And there amidst all the big names was the Capitain Corton-Charlemagne. They don't go in for hype and publicity much at Capitain-Gagnerot. But there in a hall with all of its peers, this Capitain Charlemage shone like a diamond.
The soils in the heart of Corton-Charlemagne give a unique minerality to one of the great white wines of the world. Smoky and honeyed at the same time with notes of honeysuckle and lemongrass, Charlemagne has the structure and balance for aging. And this 2016 especially so. Forget those Montrachets, Corton-Charlemagne is the hillside to go to for the greatest white Burgundy.