Maison Ambroise, Ladoix 1er Cru Les Grechons


Ladoix 1er Cru ‘Les Grechons’ 40-Year-old vines grown on stony, iron & marl rich soil on the foothills of Corton. Pronounced aromas of acacia flower, pear, ripe fruit. The palate is round and fresh, generous weight of white fruit, lemon skin and mineral streak. Would be perfect with shellfish such as lobster or a fine piece of Turbot.

Maison Ambroise is a long established, small négociant house, who operates on 21 hectares of their own vineyards and purchase grapes from another 3. They own vines in Prémeaux, Nuits-St-Georges, Ladoix, Meursault, the hill of Corton, Vosne-Romanée (with some Grand Cru Echezeaux!), Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Beaune and as far as Saint-Romain. As always with similarly parcelled estates in Burgundy, logistic is key.

Bertrand Ambroise was recently joined by his son Francois and daughter Ludivine, they have just received their organic certification (2013). Ludivine explained the move to organic viticulture is one of true belief as she lost her grand-father due to illness caused by chemicals used in the fields.

Harvested manually, neither filtered nor fined, the wines are classic and expressive with distinct terroir-influenced personalities.