Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” 2016 presents intense aromas of frangipani flowers, lemon and ripe pear alongside notes of ripe pineapple, vanilla, and honey. The palate reflects these flavors, and displays hints of honeysuckle and yellow peaches. Generous and perfectly balanced, this complex thie wine can be appreciated from now, even though it will take a few years to reach its apogee.
Now to 15 years
Ladoix is the final vineyard in northern Côte de Beaune before entering the Côte de Nuits. “Les Gréchons” is one of the highest plots positioned on the steep sides of the Hill of Corton, where you once could find ancient quarries. Steep sedimentary, fossil-rich soils produce an intense and mineral Chardonnay enjoyable today, but also ageable for years.
TYPE OF CRU
Direct pressing of whole crop. 48-hours settling. Fermentation and aging in the same French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation. Aging on fine lees for 16 month. Fining and light filtration before bottling
September 20th, 2016
18 months in French oak barrels
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