2013 Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru, Domaine Patrick Javillier

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The wine from Patrick’s south-facing Corton-Charlemagne vineyard is matured in one year old barrels to avoid any overt new wood effect. The fruit has great energy here, some greengage character, real intensity through the middle, stony intensity behind, and lovely finish. Jasper Morris, MW - Wine Buyer Patrick chose to begin early around 26 September in order to pick while the grapes were still healthy, the relatively high acidity encouraged him to stir the lees a little more than usual and the wines were racked into tank just before the new harvest, apart from the Corton-Charlemagne which is