MAISON CAPITAIN GAGNEROT BENCHMARK BURGUNDY 2021 CASE
AVAILABLE TO SHIP AFTER JULY 1, 2023
The ship is en-route, bringing us the 2021 vintage of the two wines that are the very essence of Elden Selections
Capitain-Gagnerot Ladoix 1er Cru 'La Micaude' and
Capitain-Gagnerot Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 'Les Moutottes'
Those of you who have been with us since the beginning
know that the Elden palate was formed
in the cellars of Capitain-Gagnerot 35 years ago
And we have tasted and presented
every vintage of these two wines ever since
They are, among all others, our benchmark for Red Burgundy
Here's a 12 bottle mixed case, 6 bottles of each with GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED
Ladoix 1er Cru 'La Micaude' 2021
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.
Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 'Les Moutottes' 2021
Belonged to the Capitain family for generations. The vines were 67 years old (in 2013), planted in classic Aloxe-Corton oxforian limestone making 'Les Moutottes' structured, muscular and dense, with great black fruit and overall charm. Elegance and power, that describes Aloxe-Corton in general, but 'Les Moutottes' has something more. It has that Capitain finesse that is like a signature. All Capitain reds see only 10% new oak, the better to conserve their fruit and diverse terroirs. We say it again, Capitain-Gagnerot is our benchmark Pinot.