As we enter the 1er cru level of the reds, we start with the most charming, delicate, and “feminine” in character. Michel says that (not to boast) this is the Chambolle of the range. It provocatively takes its name, “the joyful ones”, from its role as the place that young couples would steal away to make out, as it sits at the foot of the former rock quarry there and provided good cover for lovers. Fun story, right? ;0 I am sucker for such airy, delicate detail, and look forward to this one big time.
“The 2014 Ladoix 1Er Cru les Joyeuses has a lovely nose that is very well defined: real pinoté here and fine delineation. The palate is very detailed, very precise with a fine line of acidity, elegant and poised finish full of pinoté. This is highly recommended and an excellent Ladoix from one of the villages best winemakers.” 89-91 Neil Martin