A sense of place

Village of Aloxe w hill of Corton.JPG

The village of Aloxe lies amidst sloping vineyards less than five miles from Beaune, below a forested hilltop known as the Bois de Corton. And just below the treeline, the famous vineyards of Corton-Charlemagne produce some of Burgundy's most stunning and powerful wines.

At Domaine Senard, in the center of the village, you can taste top wines from the surrounding vineyards--grand cru Corton and Corton Charlemagne--in the course of a hearty lunch. I call it "tasting with your feet." About $50 for the best of the best, an unmatched opportunity to absorb what makes Burgundy unique: that each tiny parcel produces a singular wine, with attributes that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. Here and here alone, Corton Charlemagne.

In the vineyards of Le Corton.jpg Aloxe Corton map.jpg Corton bottles.JPG

Domaine Comte Senard, Aloxe-Corton, +333.

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