2019 Aloxe-Corton, Les Valozieres, Gérard Julien et Fils

Aloxe-Corton, which hugs the hill of Corton, may not be the most famous village in the Côte d’Or, overshadowed both metaphorically and literally by the grands crus, but in the hands of winemakers like Etienne the results can be impressive - and good value. This is spicy and dark-fruited on the nose, with a juicy palate that abounds with summer fruits and a voluminous, structured finish.

Critic score
86/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£45.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£275.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Valozières (1er Cru & Lieu-dit), Aloxe-Corton, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2029
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Aloxe-Corton, Les Valozieres, Gérard Julien et Fils

TASTING NOTES

From a 0.70-hectare parcel, the 2019 Aloxe-Corton Les Valozières 1er Cru has a focused, "cool" nose thanks to its north-facing vines. The palate is medium-bodied with good concentration, the 60% new oak just a little too dominant on the finish. Hopefully that will integrate with time.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(85—87)/100
Domaine Gérard Julien & Fils

The town of Comblanchien is yet to attract more attention for fine wine than for its quarries, but that’s about to change. And it’s thanks to Etienne Julien. We discovered this brilliant young winemaker (his first vintage was 2012) thanks to a tip-off from his friend and fellow rising star Maxime Cheurlin of Domaine Georges Noëllat. We can only recommend you start buying his wines now before word is truly out. Joyful, energetic and vivacious, these Pinot Noirs are a true hedonist’s delight.

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