Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International White Wines: Domaine Coche-Dury 2012 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Burgundy
Each year, Coche-Dury’s Corton-Charlemagne is among the most expensive and coveted white wines in the world, with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Montrachet Grand Cru often coming in a close second. Derived from low-yielding vines in the Grand Cru vineyard of Burgundy’s Corton-Charlemagne and crafted by the celebrated winemaker Jean-François Coche, this mesmerizing Chardonnay is redolent of white peach, apple, hazelnut, acacia flowers, and limestone.
- The grapes are sourced from a parcel of organic vines planted in 1960.
- This wine is bottled directly from the cask, unfined and unfiltered.
- The white wines of Coche-Dury, even the entry-level Bourgogne Blanc, are invariably the best examples of their particular categories.
Domaine Coche-Dury, imported by Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, kermitlynch.com ($1,200)