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Domaine des Croix Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne 2021

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Domaine des Croix Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne 2021
Producer Domaine des Croix
Region, Country Corton, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 23127-750

Working in and around Beaune means David Croix makes very little white, yet he has regularly shown what he can do with this striking, luminous Corton-Charlemagne. For several years, it has been a hidden gem in our portfolio—in truth, one of the finest whites we ship.

The fruit comes from two small, high parcels totalling just 0.25 hectares, both in the white marls of Le Charlemagne (above the historical holdings of Bonneau du Martray). These plots (alternately west- and north-facing, on both sides of Le Charlemagne) were planted in 1984/1985 and 1988/1989 respectively, and the vines have been organically managed since 2008. Both parcels are prone to millerandage, producing tiny bunches of ripe, golden berries. David Croix finished pruning his vines in late March, a decision that paid off with yields of 30 hl/ha. Made without new oak this year, it’s another stunning, supercharged CC from the ‘Hand of Croix’. Insiders rightly say this example occupies the highest echelon of the appellation; this 2021 will do nothing to change that opinion. 

Domaine des Croix Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne 2021

Reviews

"The 2021 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, which sees no new oak, has a wonderful bouquet with perfumed yellow fruit, beeswax and honeysuckle aromas. A hint of jasmine appears with time. The palate is very well balanced with pure citrus fruit. It's pretty linear at the moment though that should fill out in the second winter. There's fine tension from start to finish. The 2021 could be a killer CC."
95-97 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“Not protected by candles, but pruned late and came through with 30 hl/ha. Racked very end August. Still quite reduced, though the bouquet may also be partly due to the stony mineral character of the vineyard. Builds very well on the palate though. The fruit has ripened very nicely, has retained its acidity while displaying a pleasing yellow plum fruit. Considerable persistence. Very good, or will be once the bouquet gets into place. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: October 2022.”
93-96 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Reviews

"The 2021 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, which sees no new oak, has a wonderful bouquet with perfumed yellow fruit, beeswax and honeysuckle aromas. A hint of jasmine appears with time. The palate is very well balanced with pure citrus fruit. It's pretty linear at the moment though that should fill out in the second winter. There's fine tension from start to finish. The 2021 could be a killer CC."
95-97 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“Not protected by candles, but pruned late and came through with 30 hl/ha. Racked very end August. Still quite reduced, though the bouquet may also be partly due to the stony mineral character of the vineyard. Builds very well on the palate though. The fruit has ripened very nicely, has retained its acidity while displaying a pleasing yellow plum fruit. Considerable persistence. Very good, or will be once the bouquet gets into place. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: October 2022.”
93-96 points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

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