2022 Domaine Ardhuy Ladoix Premier Cru Le Rognet Monopole
Domaine d'Ardhuy is a Burgundy house that quickly became one of the top 5 producers in the region. Very extensive choice of terroirs, and high quality from the base to the Crus. Gabriel Ardhuy helped with the 1947 harvest in Burgundy and met his future wife Eliane, daughter of a wine grower from Burgundy. They have seven daughters. The d'Ardhuy family has long owned the Pierre André trading house, with its headquarters at Château Corton-André. This was sold in 2002, so that all attention could be focused on the own vineyards and developing the own domain. The Ardhuy family owns more than forty hectares of vineyard in fantastic plots and also owns a company in the Rhône. A daughter has been appointed for both domains to organize it. At the beginning of 2003, Carel Voorhuis, son of a lawyer from Maastricht who had previously bought a winery in the Jura, came in as 'director'. And then things went quickly: already in 2004, the Revue de Vins de France chose Ardhuy as number 3 of producers in the Côte de Beaune and as number 4 in the Côte de Nuits.
The Domaine d'Ardhuy Ladoix Premier Cru Le Rognet Monopole comes from the Appellation: Ladoix 1er Cru located in the town of Le Rognet. This is of course a 100% Chardonnay coming from an area of 0.7975 ha. Le Rognet : Rogner - from Common Latin *ROTUNDIARE, derived from Classical Latin ROTUNDARE "give a round shape, round" - means "Cut something at the edges to adjust the contours". This is indeed what happened to the edges of this plot which were straightened to make them disappear from the Le Corton plot of Aloxe-Corton.
This postage stamp vineyard is located on limestone soil that is approximately 30 years old. The marly limestone of the middle Oxfordian period. This soil is similar to that in neighboring Corton-Charlemagne. The wine has a bright, golden yellow color in the glass. The nose shows white flesh, tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla from the oak aging. The wine is full bodied with aromas of citrus fruits. The wine is perfectly balanced with beautiful fruit and good acidity. Delicious with an apple pie Tatin, lemon pie and of course with a beautiful grilled sea bream.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Complex, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Round, Full, White fruit
|Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch