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Domaine Maurice Chapuis Aloxe Corton 1er Cru is a superb Burgundy from the small 11 hectare family estate in the Cotes D’Or. Elegant and complex with subtle fruit, balancing acidity and smooth tannins.
One of the fascinating but often frustrating aspects about Burgundy is that, unlike Bordeaux where an area of large estates often producing (usually) a single Grand Cru wine, Burgundy is a region of small Domaines spread over a number of different vineyards. This leads to a large variety of individual vineyards, estates and winemaking styles crammed into a very small region. Domaine Chapuis is a classic example of this arrangement, created in 1850 when vineyard worker Pierre Pavelot acquired a 1-hectare slice of vines in Aloxe Corton. Later sons Eugène and Maurice really put Domaine Chapuis on the winemaking map when they acquired vines from Emperor Charlemagne. Currently it’s great grandson and perfectionist Maurice who oversees the operation. He has invested heavily in the installation of modern winemaking equipment and employs leading wine experts for that crucial second opinion on the Domaine’s magnificent wines.
Grape: Pinot Noir