Wine Spectator describes wines from this century-old estate as “bursting with ripe fruit, pure, bordering on exotic”. From a tiny appellation straddling some of the great vineyards of Corton, their 1er Cru Ladoix has ravishing fruit and freshness.
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Silky red fruits, freshness, herbal lift, hint of oak
Bright red fruits, herbal and leafy hints, touch of oak
Even well versed Burgundy aficionados may have trouble placing the tiny appellation of Ladoix Serigny. As wine writer Hugh Johnson explained, “It’s villages like Ladoix that answer the question ‘Where can we buy good, authentic Burgundy for less than a fortune?’” Ladoix’s vineyards stretch up the hill to encompass both the great Corton and Corton Charlemagne. The Ravaut family have been tending vines there for six generations. It was Pierre’s grandfather who, in the 1920s, planted vines, selling the wine to local clientele. He won a Gold at Paris in 1936. Today Pierre and winemaker Vincent continue the legacy and are gaining a great reputation with wines like this. This is an early-harvest, barrique-aged Pinot. Decant first or cellar.
"Hearty, characterful wines with plenty of stuffing. I found plenty to admire"
W Kelley, Wine Advocate On Gaston Ravaut estate
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