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Those of you who have been with us since the beginning know that the Elden palate was formed in the cellars of Capitain-Gagnerot nearly 40 years ago. We have tasted and presented every vintage of this wine ever since. Voila...our benchmark for Red Burgundy Ladoix 1er Cru La Micaude.

La Micaude is the northernmost of the vineyards of the Cotes de Beaune. But such geographical divisions can be arbitrary, or, in this case, expedient. You see, the rock below La Micaude is actually the same rock as the Côtes de Nuits and it's here, in the north of Ladoix, that that rock goes underground, subsumed by the geological formations of the Cote de Beaune.

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Excellent (but very-small-harvest) vintage of 2021
6 bottles of this outstanding RED
The Capitain Ladoix 1er Cru 'La Micaude' is a 'monople', meaning they own the entire 4 acres of vines themselves. This is and has been for nearly 30 years, our benchmark Pinot Noir. Roger Capitain used this wine to show us that if you are looking for color in Pinot Noir, you are asking the wrong question.  He showed us here that a wine can be delicate and powerful at the same time, And he showed us that pretty little red fruits can age as well (and usually better) than concentrated extracted fruit bombs. Racy and well-structured, 'La Micaude' is at the same time discreet with delicate black berry fruits. It's one of those wine that will surprise you as it ages, growing in elegance and nuance with each passing year.


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