Ladoix Blanc Bois de Mont Domaine Chevalier 2016

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Tasting Notes

This Chardonnay is 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.

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Vegetarian

Vineyards

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.

Vinification

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 tanks and then aged for 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which was new, which encouraged subtle vanilla and honey complexity.

Producer

Established in 1850 by Emile Dubois, the domaine is today run by grandson Claude Chevalier with his two daughters, Julie and Chloe. 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.

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