Domaine Rollin, Chardonnay, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune France 2019
The Rollin family for many years has exploited two separate parcels totaling about one-half hectare within the appellation of Corton-Charlemagne. One parcel is on the Aloxe-Corton side within “Le Charlemagne” and the other piece is on the Pernand side of the hill known as “En Charlemagne”. The grapes from each parcel are harvested and vinified separately and are then assembled prior to bottling (after more or less fifteen months of élevage). The Corton-Charlemagne from Rollin is one of the finest white wines available, a true Grand Cru.
The Rollin domaine covers twelve hectares of vineyards, eight of which are owned with the other four being rented. The vineyards are spread over five separate communes (Pernand Vergelesses, Savigny les Beaune, Echevronne, Aloxe Corton and Chorey les Beaune). The estate produces approximately 60,000 bottles per year across fourteen separate appellations.
The vineyard work is meticulous and, although not certified organic, the methodology in practice is applied in a manner designed to maximize the expression of terroir by eliminating (or reducing to an absolute minimum) any treatments in the vineyards. All grapes are harvested manually and fermentations proceed with indigenous yeasts.
Producer: Domaine Rollin