A small village that is the gateway to the Beaune region as you head south from Nuits-St-Georges, Aloxe-Corton consists of just 120 hectares of vine, mostly Pinot Noir but also including 8Ha of white Chardonnay. The appellation of Aloxe-Corton includes 14 Premier Crus (the separate commune of Corton contains the Grand Cru’s), sandwiched between Pernand Verglesses and Ladoix, all curved around the mighty hill of Corton itself. The vines of Aloxe face south and east, the better vineyards protected by the mighty limestone bluffs of Corton. The wines of Aloxe-Corton can sometimes be hard to define, the commune being split into 2 personalities, both of which derive their flavour profile from a combination of location, soil and aspect. To the north, the wines are fleshy, succulent and rounded, to the south the wines are sturdier in nature with a freshness and intensity that ages well.