Edouard Delaunay Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru

Burgundy, France   |  Rich White   |  Chardonnay   |  2018
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SKU
EDDE-CORT-2018
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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
EDDE-CORT-2018-1-750-DP
1 x 750ml
£175.00
EDDE-CORT-2018-6-750-DP
6 x 750ml
£1,050.00
Free delivery over £75

Founded in 1893, the house of Delaunay became a prestigious and prolific estate and was one of the sole distributors of DRC and exclusively of La Romanée until the 1940s. Sold to Jean Claude Boisset in the 1990s, the maison was reborn in 2017 when winemaker and fifth generation, Laurent Delaunay, purchased back the name, and winery and cellars next to the family home Chateau de Chaumont. Laurent and wife Catherine have accessed some excellent vineyard sites across the Cote d’Or, including a gem in Petit-Vougeots, and right up to Griottes-Chambertin.

The largest and most accessible of the Côte de Beaune’s white Grand Crus and the only one located north of the town of Beaune. The Corton-Charlemagne appellation covers the upper part of the southern side of the Corton hill. Its full southern exposure, from southeast to southwest, is rather unique in Burgundy.

Gorgeous golden yellow colour. Superbly rich, complex, intense nose boasting fine, elegant oak, notes of acacia blossom, toasted almonds and frangipane followed by scents of candied fruit, angelica, bergamot, almond, and baked goods (kugelhopf). Starts off magnificently on the palate boasting roundness, depth and sucrosity that are balanced by fresh acidity. Flavours of yellow stone fruit (mirabelle plum), fresh herbs and rose. This is an extremely complex, elegant, expressive wine. The finish features a slightly mineral touch of flint.

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  GrowerEdouard Delaunay
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2018
  CountryFrance
  RegionBurgundy
  GrapeChardonnay
  Wine TypeWhite wines
  Wine StyleRich White
  WinemakingSustainable farming
  OakMildly Oaked
  DrinkabilityEarly in drinking window
  SweetnessDry

Edouard Delaunay

The consistent balance of succulence and focus, sweetness and salinity, authenticity and sophistication shows that there are great things ahead for Maison Delaunay.

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