2011 CORTON ROGNET, Grand Cru, Taupenot-Merme. Burgundy
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Area: The hill of Corton may be most famous for the great white Corton-Charlemagne but it has a sizeable proportion of red Grand Cru and the Rognet vineyard is one of the best of them. Strangely (but this kind of thing is common in Burgundy) it's actually located in the commune of Ladoix, (not Aloxe Corton), on the east side of the hill.
Producer: Romain Taupenot is the 7th generation of his family to run the estate. They are based in Morey-St-Denis, close to Chambolle-Musigny, but have vineyards in 20 appellations in several villages. In total they have 13 hectares under vine. Romain is renowned for making rich, open, charming wines.
Old Bridge Rating: Corton can be tough when young. This is from the early-drinking 2011 vintage and is already open and delicious.
Press Reviews: 17/20 Jancis Robinson (en primeur tastings).
£110.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount