2016 Edmond Cornu & Fils Ladoix Les Carrieres, Burgundy, France

The nose is aromatic and offers a fine intensity displaying notes of black cherry, blackberry and toasted touches. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, elegant and offers juiciness. Tannins are well-built and integrated. Good length and good persistence.



The Les Carrieres cuvée is the “yin” to the “yang” of its neighbor, the Bois Roussot. It usually carries a touch less depth to its color, is a bit more high-toned, always intensely aromatic, with a spice-driven fruit;all in all, a wine that always makes us hungry; its grace can be deceptive as there is plenty of backbone. The vineyard sits next to the Grand Cru Corton parcel of “Le Rognet et Corton” and just adjacent to the 1er Cru “Bois Roussot”. The vineyard is laced through with a mix of gravel and stone providing excellent drainage and sun-absorbing capacity. After a racking into barrel, this wine rests for eighteen months in small oak with about 20% of that oak being new.


The Cornu family settled in the town of Ladoix in 1870 and established the domaine in 1875. Edmond Cornu assumed command of the estate in 1956 and in 1959 began to bottle the fruits of his labor. Up to that time all wines made at the estate had been sold to negociants. As the private clientele increased, Cornu also expanded the domaine. With the ascension of his son, Pierre, to full participation in the domaine, this dynamic family has aggressively pursued additional opportunities to acquire prime vineyard sites. Having expanded the domaine, Pierre is now joined by his cousin, Emmanuel Boireau, in supervising the vineyard and cellar work.

Currently, the estate comprises 15 hectares, 13.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and the rest to the classic white grapes of Burgundy (1.5 hectares to Chardonnay plus 0.5 hectare of Aligoté). The vineyards are spread across the communes of Ladoix, Chorey, Aloxe Corton and Savigny in the Cote de Beaune and a small parcel in Corgoloin in the Cote de Nuits.


Grape(s) Pinto Noir
Farming Organic