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2012 Domaine Dublere Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 750ml

2012 Domaine Dublere Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

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"When young, Corton-Charlemagne is pale gold in color with green highlights. As it ages, the color shifts towards yellow or amber. The bouquet, delicate in the extreme, features buttery notes of baked apple, citrus fruits, pineapple, lime, bracken, juniper, cinnamon, and flint. Honeyed notes are frequently present. The older vintages (25-30 years) reveal leather and truffle. Both the glass and the palate are filled with its powerful aromas. Corton-Charlemagne is an astonishing demonstration of what the Chardonnay grape is capable of in terms of richness, power, concentration, distinction and balance. Rarely do we see such a perfect synthesis between grape variety and “terroir.”"- Blair Pethel

This (barrel sample) is quite reduced with a distinctly leesy character. The broad-shouldered flavors display both excellent intensity and a driving minerality before culminating in a wonderfully long finish that is bone dry but not austere. This should be excellent if allowed 5 to 7 years of cellar time.

93 Points - Burghound

Producer: Domaine Dublère
Website: www.domaine-dublere.com

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Varietal: Chardonnay
Its adaptability to different soils and climates, and malleability in the wine room make Chardonnay one of the most popular and ubiquitous grapes. Responsible for some of the world’s most thrilling white wines wines including Champagne, it is in its homeland of Burgundy with villages such as Chablis, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet that producers craft arguably some of the world’s finest wines. Chardonnay is also synonymous with California, where it can display riper, tropical fruit flavors, rather than the more restrained stone fruit and steely, mineral qualities often associated with its Old World and cool climate counterparts. While there are terrific fresh and vibrant Chardonnays made solely using stainless steel, the grape also knits terrifically well with oak, lending greater depth and weight in the form of a nutty, toasty and somtimes buttery component.

Country: France
A country viewed by many as the home of fine wine, it is almost unique in terms of how embedded food and wine is in the nations culture. Given the diverse geography, with so much of the country providing the climate and soil suitable for viticulture, it is no surprise that its produces such an extensive and varied selection of wines. It is the country from where the vast majority of the New World's most popular "international" grapes and stylistic influences originate. While there might seem to be an alarming disparity between the most sought after wines (were a case might set you back as much as a deposit on a small house) and the millions of gallons of vin de table filling up the European wine lake every year, there is so much great value to be found between the two extremes. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhone may still dominate the market for fine wine, but regions including the Loire, Alsace, Languedoc & Roussillon and the South West are increasingly becoming excellent sources of good quality, affordable wines.

Region: Burgundy
Two hundred miles south east of Paris lies the famous and historic wine region, known in French as Bourgogne. The Cote d'Or, the heartland of the region, consists of two distinct sub-regions split on either side of the town of Beaune.The Côte de Nuits to the north, includes the famous villages of Vosne-Romanee, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Nuits-Saint-Georges and are known primarily for making red wine from Pinot Noir.Although The Côte de Beaune to the south still makes some magnificent reds (see Volnay and Pommard), white wine made from Chardonnay is the main focus. The most famous villages are Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Burgundy has three other important regions. The village of Chablis (exclusively Chardonnay) encompassing the region's most northerly vineyards. The Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais to south are quantitatively speaking more important. Agriculture is more diverse with a significant portion of the land devoted to livestock and arable farming.

Sub-Region: Savigny-lès-Beaune
With a history spanning back to the Romans, this small village has made a large contribution to viticulture. With nearly 400 hectares under vine, it is one of the Cote de Beaune's largest communes. It was also here in the mid 19th century that the first viticultural tractor was invented, transforming vineyards around the world into the orderly rows we recognize now. The river Rhoin and the differences in soil divide the style and character of the village’s wine, perhaps more so than in any other village. The south facing premier crus - Les Vergelesses, Les Talmettes, and Les Lavieres, at the top of the commune, make elegant, medium weight Pinot Noir. Those on the sandier, southern side, such as Les Narbanton, Rouvrettes, and Peuillets make, on the whole, more earthy, structured wines, closer in style to the nearby vineyards in Beaune. A little white wine is made, some of which has Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris added in small amounts contributing a touch of spice. On the whole, Savigny offers good value for money.

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.