Domaine Sylvain Loichet, Corton Charlemagne, Burgundy, France 2010
Domaine Sylvain Loichet is located in the heart of Burgundy in Chorey-les-Beaune. Since the takeover in 2005, many changes were made, while the vineyard is now in organic farming to meet the land, the ecosystem and of course the health of the consumer. From the beginning the hope was to reveal the Burgundian vineyards and have a large range of wines for a pleasant change. They use the best grapes possible, in order to limit the work of wine making and to get the pure reflection of appellations.
Located on the village of Pernand-Vergelesses, this parcel on the hill of Corton is facing west. The soils consist of very white limestones that are very decomposed. The age of the vines are 50-60 years. After a manual harvest maturity, the grapes are gently pressed with a pneumatic press. The juice is then decanted overnight and sung in barrels made of 50% new barrels. They start their fermentation by indigenous yeast and bacteria. After racking nine months later, the wines undergo debulking of membrane filtration. They are then bottled by gravity.
This wine has a ripe nose with open, yellow fruits, minerality of a rocky complex with a freshness, a hint of hazelnut, structured, with a very long and creamy finish. Lastly, this wine is powerful. Preservation of 15 to 20 years (under the right conditions of temperature and humidity).