Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons”

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The first appellation that welcomes you to the Côte de Beaune if you’re from Dijon, Ladoix is famous for producing powerful and well-balanced white wines. One of the highest plots positioned on the steep sides of the Hill of Corton, “Les Gréchons”, bridges the gap between two communes: Ladoix and Aloxe-Corton. This plot is revered for its outstanding terroir and well-maintained vines and the Premier Cru wine which distills its excellence is often described as a “little” Corton-Charlemagne. High praise, indeed.

Varietal: Chardonnay

Our Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” Vintages

Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” 2011

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Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” 2012

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Crisp and Fresh

Situated at the foot of the famous Aloxe-Corton hill in the Côte de Beaune, this Ladoix blanc is revered for being round and balanced with an extended finish thanks to the sur lie barrel-aging and the 15 months spent on lees. This delectable Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Grechons” 2012 emerges from each glass with stone fruit and white flowers aromas jostling for your senses’ attention. Crisp, fresh, balanced, with a sublime understanding of finesse and minerality, the palate is precise, defined and offers great freshness. The finish is long, luscious, persistent as you would expect from a Ladoix, with subtle waves of salinity. It will be love at first swirl, sip and taste, we promise.

Small Yield, Big Flavors

An almost devastating start to the season. This vintage would prove to be challenge. The earliest days were the most perilous. A Spring frost and a hail storm in June threatened the blossoming of the buds and the safety of the vines. Intense rainfall between April and July, high humidity levels, fungal diseases, rot and, in particular, mildew were some of the other major disruptions the vintage threw Burgundy’s way. Strange and unpredictable weather was the norm: heatwaves, hail, cold springs, thunderstorms, they all made an appearance. The beginning of August, with dry and warm temperatures, saved the vintage for many winemakers and gave the 2012 vintage the softest of soft tannin textures. Despite a low net yield across many vineyards and appellations, the glorious weather that concluded the season ultimately produced a vintage that is both super-concentrated, highly-delectable and highly-collectable.

Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” 2013

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Ladoix Premier Cru “Les Gréchons” 2014

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