Situated in the hearth of the village of Ladoix-Serrigny, just under “les Corton Vergennes”. This vine is planted on a relatively deep soil composed of fine clay and limestone. This wine is very elegant, characterized by its great purity, smoothness and long finish.
The 2015 Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru La Toppe Au Vert was completely de-stemmed. It has a clean and fresh, quite elegant bouquet, a mixture of red and black fruit mixed with orange pith. The palate is medium-bodied with a lively, sorbet-fresh opening. The fruit here is darker than I was expecting: black cherries, bilberry and a touch of cassis, harmonious towards the finish with decent length. Whilst it does not possess enormous depth or concentration, there is plenty of energy here and I anticipate it landing towards the upper end of my banded score.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 Points