l'Atelier Aloxe-Corton 2017

l'Atelier Aloxe-Corton 2017

Maison Benjamin Laroche
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The L’Atelier range is the natural extension of Benjamin Laroche’s offerings of Burgundian cuvées now expanding to the rest of the region and its famous red and white wines.

Artisan winemakers craft each cuvée of l’Atelier following state-of-the-art rules. From plot selection to uncompromising winemaking, they work thoroughly all year round to age wines representing the best of their terroirs.

L’Atelier expresses this passion for excellence. It combines in-depth vineyard knowledge and expertise with the heritage of the ancestral history of Burgundy.

Aloxe (pronounced Alosse), originally Alesia, contains a Celtic root signifying a “rocky cliff”. Corton, the name of the most famous “climat”, was added to the village in 1862. Corton is a composite meaning “Othon’s Court”. In medieval Latin, cortis designated a courtyard and was used in the same way as in the Gallo-Roman villa, indicating a property belonging to a member of the Frankisk nobility.

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

Intense red ruby colour. In its youth, its aromas suggest spring garden flowers and little red berries (raspberry, strawberry, and cherry) as well as blackcurrant. While ageing, aromas develop into more generous flavours such as peony or jasmine, jam or fruit liqueur, truffle, and mushroom with cinnamon hints.

Rather deep, the soils are well adapted to strong and generous Pinot Noirs. Solid but always elegant, racy but with delicate fruits, it opens fully after 3 to 5 years on a structured firm body but with rounded and velvety tannins.

Product Details

Vintage 2017
Grape Varieties Pinot noir
Viticulture Conventional
Type Red
Age of Vines 20 years old
Vinification Hand picked, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks
Elevage 6 months in oak barrels
Yield 25 hl/ha
Soil Type Clayey chalky marl with stones