Ladoix 1er Cru "Le Bois Roussot" 2005, Capitain-Gagnerot
This is a Napoleonic domaine, founded in 1802, perhaps when the Burgundy bourgeois acquired the estates of the Church and Nobles. I have no doubt that the bourgeois money -makers produced finer wines than monks and aristos. Ladoix is an unsung appellation which is located down the slope from the hill of Corton and north of Chorey. This Ladoix 1er cru has a beautiful, rich ruby red colour worthy of the lips painted by Johannes Vermeer. Soft strawberry, ripe raspberry, vanilla, blueberry yoghurt. Juicy and fresh berry fruits, simple, enjoyable, tasty. A happy clappy wine! Photo shows M. Capitain in the cellar, October 2009.