The family estate is extremely old. A wine-taster from 1765 on which the family name appears is carefully kept from generation to generation. After Robert, Roland , and now Vincent and Sylvette are hard at work managing the estate. The Estate comprises 20 hectares of vines in the villages of Pernand - Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Aloxe Corton and Beaune. Located between Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, the Pernand – Vergelesses vineyard, tucked away in the green surroundings of a quiet valley, begins at the foot of Corton hill.
A great Burgundy white wine from the Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton communes. The grape variety used is Chardonnay. Our Corton Charlemagne vineyard is planted with vines of varying ages, ranging from more than 50 years to approximately 10 years old. Regular planting enables us to combine the power of the older vines with the finesse of younger plants.
The Corton-Charlemagne bear the mark of their flinty terroir, due to the geological composition of the soil. The vines are heady and full-bodied with a beautiful golden glimmer. This grand Sire only reaches his age of maturity after 5 to 10 years in the cellar, revealing an aromatic richness of honey and toasted almonds with an exquisite mineral touch. Served at 12°C, the Corton-Charlemagne beautifully accompanies foie gras, lobster, craw fish, fine fish, veal sweetbread cassolette, suprêmes de volaille with morels, and mild cheeses. The older wines can very well be served as an aperitif.