Rich. In a region as small and well trodden as Burgundy, it’s amazing there are any surprises left at all. But today’s wine might be the single most exciting Burgundy of either color we’ve found in the last few years. Hailing from tiny and oft-forgotten town of Ladoix, it’s a wine of extraordinary complexity and depth.
Ladoix sits at the border between the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune, just north of the famous Grand-Cru covered hill of Corton. Our source here is the small family-run Domaine Ravaut, whose Bourgogne blanc we wrote about last week. Today’s post is for the Bourgogne’s more muscular older brother, the 2015 Ladoix blanc.
Thick and elegant. It was this wine, described by wine writer Bill Nanson as a “baby Corton-Charlemagne,” that first drew us to the Ravaut domaine. We found his comment spot on — the Ladoix is an admirable impression of the famous Grand Cru white, and one that can be had at less than half the price. Ravaut is an old school domaine of the highest quality, and one that continues to sell more than half their wine to loyal individual customers.
Fans of Ravaut’s Bourgogne will love this wine, which shows richness at an unmistakably elevated and refined level. Notes of caramel, herbs and baked lemon melt effortlessly with soft toasted wood and precise minerality. The mouthfeel is long and dense, with a luxurious depth and delicate freshness.
This is a wine to convert anyone to white Burgundy. For those already converted, we can’t recommend it enough.
RAVAUT Ladoix blanc 2015
Ansonia Retail: $52
AVAILABLE IN 3- 6- AND 12- BOTTLE LOTS
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