Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru
Follin Arbelet

Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2022



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Follin Arbelet, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2022


Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Follin Arbelet, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2022

Lemon butter and toasted nut aromas glide from the glass announcing the Corton Charlemagne, which then similarly glides across the palate; sleek and deep and full of drive. Roasted nut notes bolster layered and structured fruit in this soulful, composed and rather glorious Corton Charlemagne. Since 2016 this is now from a south facing parcel in Le Charlemagne, adjacent to his Corton Pinot vines and the Corton Charlemagne parcels of DRC and Coche. Very different from Follin's Cortons pre 2016 which came from more Pinot Noir orientated soils.

Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2022 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has quite a strict bouquet that refuses to come out to play despite rigorous swirling. Maybe because it was a dull Monday morning? The palate is much more open for business: very harmonious, the 30% new oak neatly assimilated, showing touches of citrus fruit, baked popcorn and almond. There is a fine build in the mouth that lingers long after the wine has departed. Afford this 3-5 years in bottle so the aromatics can open.
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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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