Corton Charlemange

A Grand Cru Burgundy white Chardonnay from the village of Aloxe Corton, Cote de Beaune. One of the greatest white wines in the world. You should keep this wine for at least 5 years before drinking, it can often be kept 10, 15, 20 years and more depending on the year.

The story of this wine is very old. The wife of the first French king (Charlemagne) became very annoyed with the stains of red wine on her good husbands white beard. Eventually she called upon the monks for help, and she asked them to make a wine that did not stain. After much work and labour the monks made a white wine.