2016 Domaine Chevalier, Ladoix

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2016 Domaine Chevalier, Ladoix

Rare & Limited!
Next to and rivaling Corton's Grand Crus!

The Big Picture:

The village of Ladoix sits immediately below the Grand Cru vineyards of Corton, arguably the most exclusive of all white Burgundies.

A minute or two walk down the steep slopes of Corton and you seamlessly enter the encapsulating village of Ladoix, where limestone and clay soil produce some of the most elegant and refined white Burgundies.

Ladoix Chardonnays are the darlings of the wine world as they offer tremendous value. Unfortunately, so little is produced. Production is often referenced in terms of "bottles" rather than cases. In this instance, a mere 360 bottles were imported!

This is the 2016 Domaine Chevalier Ladoix. This wine sold out in three days last vintage. It belongs right next to your favorite Cortons, 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachets, Chassagne-Montrachets and Meursaults.

With Cortons ranging in price from $150 to north of $2,000 per bottle, the value of this Grand Cru neighbor is... simply priceless!

Gorgeous Flavors:

Apple, citrus, melon rind, pear, and hints of lemon are just a few of the beautiful notes on entry. With mineral driven undertones, this elegant Chardonnay shows texture while staying impeccably balanced. Beautiful persistence on entry, the flavors and structure effortlessly dance on the long, lasting finish.

A quick reminder about the 2016 vintage:

• "an outstanding pair of back-to-back vintages." Antonio Galloni

• "2016 is a seriously delicious vintage." Jancis Robinson

• "yields of Chardonnay were low...but quality was high" Wine Spectator

Like most well-made whites that we feature, we recommend serving this Chardonnay beauty on the warmer side of cold to enhance the wine's impeccable fruit and acidity.

Enjoy now and over the next 10 years.

$59.95 per bottle / $719.40 per case

Summary


MERCHANT'S MARK

95 / 100

[Rare & Limited. A mere 360 bottles imported.] 

At the base of (and surrounding) the Grand Cru hill of Corton is Ladoix. Rare and limited, this is a staggering white Burgundy value. Apple, citrus, melon rind, pear, and hints of lemon are just a few of the beautiful notes on entry. With mineral driven undertones, this elegant Chardonnay shows texture while staying impeccably balanced. Beautiful persistence on entry, the flavors and structure effortlessly dance on the long, lasting finish.


Product Details


Producer: Domaine Chevalier

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W6547-1