Ladoix 1er Cru "La Micaude" 2007, Capitain-Gagnerot
Ladoix is virtually unheard of by non-Burgundy specialists. The appellation is too small to promote itself internationally. The Capitain-Gagnerot domaine has been in the village for aeons and own an impressive tableau of vineyards stretching from Clos de Vougeot, through Aloxe and Ladoix, to Pernand and Saint-Romain. This 1er Cru "La Micaude" 2007 has a very clean bright yellow colour. Fresh berries on the nose, elegant and floral. Fully ripe fruit combines well with ripe tannins to create a good structure with fresh acidity on the finish. In short, a classic fruit-driven white Burgundy which still needs 2 more years. One taster in our group complained about a lack of complexity. True, this wine is vinified for pleasure not philosophy.