Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, unique in its westward orientation, offers an exceptional microclimate. Located approximately 300 meters above sea level, the vines are spared from the morning fog, with the Saône plain to the east providing early light, and westerly draughts from the valleys ensuring continuous ventilation. This prime positioning, at the intersection of light and wind, allows the grapes to mature optimally - more a product of light than heat - leading to wines of remarkable character and ageing potential.
Domaine Bonneau du Martray, a revered wine grower and producer in Pernand-Vergelesses, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, is distinguished as the only estate in Burgundy solely producing wine from Grand Cru vineyards. Managed by Jean-Charles de la Moriniere since 1994, the estate has shifted towards biodynamic viticultural practices under his leadership, focusing on enhancing wine intensity and quality through reduced yields and abandoning herbicides. In 2017, Stan Kroenke acquired the Domaine, which is renowned for producing only two wines from its extensive vineyard holdings, including a significant portion in Corton-Charlemagne.