Antonin Guyon - Corton-Charlemagne 2020
Antonin Guyon Description
The Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru vineyards straddle the communes of Pernard Vergellesses and Aloxe-Corton and enjoy a south westerly exposure. The soil here is white marl, and almost pure limestone. Grapes are hand-harvested and then carried to the winery in small boxes, where they are sorted. Fermentation is carried out at 64-68°F in oak casks. Lees are stirred in the casks twice a week. Wines are aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
TASTING NOTES: Magnificently concentrated, a very fine nose with aromas of acacias, honeysuckle blossoms and nuts. Very pure and powerful with superb depth that will age up to 10 years. Serve with shellfish, lobster, foie gras and poultry dishes in creamy sauces.
Wine Spectator: 94 Points
Harmonious and buttery, this white features creamy lemon, peach, baking spice and sweet butter flavors. Well-balanced and integrated, this is very approachable now, yet with vibrant acidity underneath and a lingering, tangy, mineral-laced finish.
Burghound: 91-94 Points
There are vague Chablis-like hints of iodine and seashore to the ultra-fresh aromas of green apple white flower and citrus peel. There is both good volume and richness to the focused and moderately powerful flavors that deliver fine length on the mineral-driven appealingly dry and youthfully austere finale. At present the mid-palate isn't especially dense though I suspect that with age it will flesh out significantly.