Country: France Region:Burgundy Vintage: 2013
Varietal: Chardonnay and blends Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: Domaine Chevalier
"Domaine Chevalier was established in 1850 by Emile Dubois. Emile’s daughter Marcelle and his son-in-law Emile Chevalier inherited the estate after the First World War. Today, Claude Chevalier, the grandson of Emile, heads up the domaine, with his two daughters Julie and Chloé working alongside him. The domaine totals 15 hectares, lying on south easterly facing chalky-clay soils, and is situated in Ladoix, right on the doorstep of Aloxe-Corton, in the north of the Côte de Beaune.
Claude’s whites have an attractive mealy aroma coupled with forward fruit and the lifted fragrance that typifies great Burgundy, at a relatively modest price. The oak is nicely balanced, with the acid lively enough to lift the nutty fruit on the finish. The wines are fermented in barrel, of which 25% are new, for both the Villages and Premier Cru wines. Racking is carried out in accordance with the lunar calendar because the low atmospheric pressure helps to settle the lees. Claude has less than one hectare of Premier Cru ‘Les Gréchons’ from which he produces particularly fine Chardonnay from 25 year old vines - the more southerly exposure of this Cru giving extra weight and flavour to the wine. He also makes fantastic red wines, with a Ladoix Rouge fermented in vat and aged in old oak barrel for 12 months, giving lovely soft perfumes and wonderful depth of flavour."
Product Features: Sustainable;Vegan;Vegetarian
Winemaker: Chloé Chevalier
Ladoix sits at the foot of the famous hill of Corton, just to the north of the town of Beaune. The south-easterly facing vineyards lie on chalky-clay soils and the vines are on average 15-years-old.
The Ladoix 'Bois de Mont' was made from Chardonnay and a small percentage of Pinot Blanc, which adds mouthfilling, stone fruit characters. The wine was fermented in stainless steel and then aged for eleven months in French oak barrels, which encouraged subtle vanilla and honey complexity.
Bright yellow in colour, with aromas of citrus, honey and hay. The palate is medium-bodied and refreshing, with firm structure but appealing lemon and stone fruit intensity to round the finish, along with gentle spice and vanilla complexity.
Food Suggestion: Delicious with a herby chicken and mushroom pie in a light puff pastry crust.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:13% Classification: AOC