Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru
Follin Arbelet

Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2018


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2018

6x75cl

DP

£775.22



Follin Arbelet, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2018

2018

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Follin Arbelet, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2018

A stunning Corton. Excellent vibrancy and tension, stony chalk notes complementing the peach and Mirabelle fruit. So focused and clear with such attractively ripe, aromatic fruit. This stops you in your tracks. Since 2016 this is now from a south-west facing parcel Le Charlemagne, adjacent to Frank's Corton Pinot vines – it is a very different wine from Follin's Corton-Charlemagne pre-2016 which came from more Pinot Noir orientated soils.

ABV:
13.5%
88/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a slightly more resinous bouquet, a little Germanic in style, hints of wax resin percolating through the dried honey fruit. The palate is well balanced with quite a sharp entry, what feels like a lower pH than its peers. Full of tension, though I would have liked more weight and girth on the finish. Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2018 white tasting.
Date Reviewed:
11/2022

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France

region:
Burgundy

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Follin Arbelet

Follin Arbelet

Since Frank Follin inherited vines originally under the control of the Louis Latour empire, he has been making sublime wines of concentration, purity and complexity. All of his vines from Aloxe-Corton, Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses and Romanée St Vivant are tended by hand and respectfully protected from any form of insecticide or pesticide, each betraying individuality, polish and great purity. By large the wines are de-stalked here but fermentations sometimes include up to 20% whole berry ferment depending on the vintage or cuvée, resulting in wines of suave, velvet textures. His cellars are cool and deep, so this process and the elevage are long, slow and gentle with minimal intervention, new oak percentages being kept to below 40%.

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