In a nutshell: Fresh, ripe and very elegant white Burgundy from the Côte de Beaune village of Ladoix.
The lowdown: The northern Côte de Beaune appellation of Ladoix is probably one of the lesser known in the region, sitting between its two famous neighbours Aloxe-Corton to the south and Nuits-Saint-Georges to the north, but has produced excellent wines for centuries. While most of the production is red some lovely whites are also made, including this Ladoix from the single vineyard of Clou D'Orge sitting on stony, southerly facing slopes. From the excellent 2018 vintage the grapes were hand harvested before undergoing fermentation and maturation in oak barrels, ageing for 15 months. The result is a very fine wine, a clean and linear style of white Burgundy with great elegance. Aromas of ripe citrus and orange zest, stone fruits of peach and apricot, and touches of woody spice. The palate is fresh and balanced with great minerality running through the wine, fleshy stone fruit and oaky notes, and finished with a long length.
When to drink: Try with crab or baked fish, chicken in cream based sauces, mushroom dishes, or cheeses such as camembert or gruyere.
One of the major negociant houses in Burgundy founded in 1859 by the eponymous Louis Jadot and based in Beaune where their striking, purpose built winery can be found..
While their négociant operations form a major part of what they do they also have significant vineyard holdings of their own stretching through the Cote d'Or to the Maconnais and Beaujolais regions. They also manage additional vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise.
In recent years their success has in no small part been due to the management of André Gagey and winemaker Jacques Lardière. The wines made from both from bought in and their own grapes have a solid reputation. Their Côte de Beaune reds and whites in particular are among their stand out wines. Following the retirement of Jacques Lardière in 2013 his assistant Frédéric Barnier has taken over the reins and continues to build on the foundations laid by his predecessor.