Sylvain Loichet - 2015
Situated on the upper slopes of Ladoix, this east-facing parcel of vines has fairly deep soils, composed of a mix of white marl and clay. This is the same band of soil and slope as the famous Corton-Charlemagne appellation.The vines are 30 years old. Hand-harvested, the grapes are gently pressed and put into used French oak barrels where fermentation starts naturally with indigenous yeast. Maturation of nine months before a light filtration and bottling by gravity. Fine, bright and precise with a lifted bouquet of pear, white peach and a touch of flint. Fresh, expressive a texturally refined, with elegance to the fore. A telling mineral seam adds vivacity and edge to the wine’s creamy mid-palate profile. A real discovery from this less-well known village. This will age well for 6-8 years.