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Charlemagne


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The AOC of Charlemagne is the most obscure Grand Cru in Burgundy. It was originally designed for white wine from Chardonnay, but producers tend to label their wine under the overlapping Corton-Charlemagne instead, as they are allowed to. Very little Charlemagne is produced anymore; for whatever reason we don't know, but producers preferred the name Corton-Charlemagne and that trend has almost entirely emptied out Charlemagne itself.

History

The Charlemagne Grand Cru AOC was created in 1937.

Climate and Viticulture

Since Charlemagne overlaps with Corton-Charlemagne, there is very little different between the two of these. The hilly climate is responsible for much of the vineyards' superiority.

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Subregions

There are no particular sub-vineyards in Charlemagne worth mentioning.