Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2020
Domaine Berthelemot, Meursault
The domaine, created in 2006 by Brigitte Berthelemot, extends over 15 hectares in Côte de Beaune. The soil of this grand cru is limestone and the topsoil consists of clay mixed with ‘chaillots’, the name given to flint and silica-limestone deposits. This wine comes from several plots in this area. All located halfway up the Corton hill in the municipality of Pernand-Vergelesses, facing southwest.
With a beautiful green gold color, it offers noble and complex aromas of white fruits, citrus fruits enhanced by a slightly spicy woodiness. After a mineral attack, the mouth is powerful, round and silky with great persistence.
Paul Avril - Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Although wine has been produced in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region for many centuries, it did not receive its official title until 1929. It was one of France’s very first appellations, and remains one of the most prestigious even today.
Paul Avril (1873-1962) was one of the people behind the creation of the appellation. In 1896 he started to sell his wines with the name Clos des Papes, which takes its name from one of its plots: a walled vineyard located near the ruins of the 14th Century Papal castle. Régis Avril (1901-1987) delivered wines to two presidents of France, General de Gaulle and Georges Pompidou.
This is an exceptionally rare wine! Only two older vintages have been offered for sale at auction, the 1929 and 1933. Regarded as a good year, the last time the 1937 was auctioned worldwide was in 2011, when it fetched a price of $420 SGD. Considering the excellent condition of this bottle, we are offering this piece of history for a bargain!