Aloxe-Corton, at the northern end of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, is one of the region’s most celebrated wine-producing villages. Aloxe-Corton is best known for red wines, made of Pinot Noir, that start out fruity and aromatic and age beautifully into full-bodied wines with notes of dried fruit, truffle and spice. A small amount of excellent white wines are made from Chardonnay, typically aromatic and concentrated in flavor.
Aloxe-Corton encompasses two Grand Cru designations: Corton for Pinot Noir wines and Corton-Charlemagne for Chardonnay. The most acclaimed Aloxe-Corton wines come from vineyards on Montagne de Corton, a hill that rises dramatically above the town. Fourteen Premier Cru sites around Aloxe-Corton may add their names to the labels.