Domaine Chevalier, Ladoix Rouge, 2020
Region: Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
This wine is a bright ruby garnet in colour, characteristic of Pinot Noir, and boasts fragrant red cherry and raspberry aromas. The rounded palate has excellent depth of flavour and is finely structured, with silky tannins and a long perfumed finish.
Ladoix is in the northern Côte de Beaune at the foot of the famous hill of Corton, adjoining the Côte de Nuits vineyards. Domaine Chevalier owns 15 hectares here, considerably higher than the average vineyard holding for the appellation of seven hectares. The Ladoix Rouge is made using fruit from three parcels in Ladoix. The vines are on average 45 years old and grow on chalky-clay soils.
Domaine Chevalier was established in 1850 by Émile Dubois. Émile’s daughter Marcelle and his son-in-law Émile Chevalier inherited the estate after the First World War. Today, Claude Chevalier, the grandson of Émile, heads up the domaine, with his two daughters Julie and Chloé working alongside him. Chloé is now responsible for the winemaking although Claude is still very much present at the domaine. The domaine totals 15 hectares, lying on south-easterly facing chalky-clay soils, and is situated in Ladoix, right on the doorstep of Aloxe-Corton, in the north of the Côte de Beaune.