Legend has it that once the entire hillside was planted red grape. This plot belonged to the emperor Charlemagne who reveled in the product of his vines... Unfortunately, the wine flowing over the emperor's beard left vermilion tasks. So Charlemagne did snatch his vine and made replant white grape... Now he could satisfy his penchant for Corton without staining his bread.
The vineyards of Corton-Charlemagne grow on Jurassic soil (145 million years), with marl (yellowish, tan and brown), rich in clay. Of limestone beds alternate with marl. The slopes are steep (20 to 23%) and this vineyard is located between 280 meters and 330 meters.
This imperial wine will be sublimated by eggs of quail to caviar or sweetbreads.
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