The Corton hill as seen from
Charlemagne is a little used
contrôlée (AOC) at Grand Cru
level for white wine in Côte de
Beaune subregion of Burgundy. The vineyards that can
use this AOC are located within the commune of Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses.
The Corton vineyards on this side of the hill are located in
The AOC was created in 1937.
There are three partially overlapping Grand Cru AOCs that cover the
vineyards on the Corton hill; Corton
red and white wine, Corton-Charlemagne
for white wine, and
Charlemagne for white wine, totalling of vineyards in 2008.
Charlemagne is the least used of these, as practially all producers
have elected to use the Corton-Charlemagne AOC for white wines from
) that are
entitled to both appellations. Some In 2008, only of vineyard
surface was in production for Charlemagne AOC, producing a total of
7 hectoliter of wine, corresponding to three barrels or some 900
bottles. It therefore has the smallest de facto production of all
Burgundy AOCs, although its theoretical maximum surface is much
larger than a number of other Grand Cru vineyards, where there are
no overlapping Grand Cru AOCs.
- K. MacNeil The Wine Bible pg 191-195 Workman
Publishing 2001 ISBN 1563054345
- Appellation rules, last updated 1998
- BIVB: Corton-Charlemagne
- BIVB: Les Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée de
Bourgogne, accessed on October 30, 2009