Best of the Best 2016: Leisure | International White Wines: Domaine Coche-Dury 2012 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Burgundy

  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
    Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
    Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Photo by Cordero Studios/corderostudios.com; Styling: Alicia Buszczak
  • Ian Cauble

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)

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