Aloxe Corton Les Chaillots 2020 Xavier Durand
We have been buying the wonderful wines of Xavier Durand ever since he took over the 12 hectare family domaine, from his father, Rene, at the beginning of 2011. This energetic and highly talented 30 year-old has propelled this Comblanchien-based domaine into the region's premier league. Yields have been dramatically reduced and the emphasis is now on terroir
The Aloxe-Corton comes from Les Boutieres, says Xavier Durand. It's the southern tip of the Aloxe-Corton appellation, just by the Chorey-les-Beaune border. This and Les Chaillots are two very different parcels. Les Boutieres is marly clay, quite deep, heavy soil. Les Chaillots below the Chateau, and right next to the premier cru Les Valozieres, has more red soil. There is more substance. The tannins are finer.
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Beef, Lamb, Cheese
Cote de Beaune, Burgundy
Domaine Xavier Durand