The Ladoix AOC
is a village appellation of the Côte de Beaune in the Côte-d'Or. It includes 11 climats classified as Premier Cru. The Ladoix
and Ladoix Premier Cru
appellation names may be followed by the name of the climat
The soils on the upper slopes are pebbly and reddish in colour (iron-rich Oolite), with high limestone content and quite marly. These soils are perfect for fine white wines. Mid-slope there are reddish-brown calcareous soils with abundant flint limestone debris. These soils produce full-bodied, flamboyant red wines. The clayey soils at the foot of the slopes temper some of their fire. Exposures: easterly or southeast/south. Altitude: 230- 325 meters.
The red wines of the Ladoix AOC are made from Pinot Noir and the white wines from Chardonnay.
Characteristics of wine:
Red: Often displays a bright garnet hue flecked with purple. The bouquet is full of raspberry, cherry (candied or in liquor) and ripe fruit aromas. It also possesses vegetal (elderberry), spicy (clove), coffee or cocoa notes. On the palate, the wine is tender, supple, rounded, velvety and structured with just the right amount of tannins.
White: Gold or pale straw in colour, its aromas tend towards acacia and are often accompanied by a hint of butter. The classic bouquet includes plum, ripe apple, quince, fig or spiced pear. Crisp and firm, able to control its sprightly character, the wine balances its spontaneous freshness by its full fat. It develops a soft, mellow character over time.
More informations on the website of the wines of Ladoix