The « terroirs » which grow the Côtes de Beaune Villages red wines vary in a number of respects between the communes of Ladoix and Maranges. In the north, the wines are a discreet but definite mid-ruby to light crimson. Their bouquet blends small red and black fruits (strawberry, gooseberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) with flower scents, especially violet. They are supple, tasty, enticing and delightful. Those from the southern end are in general more solidly coloured (deep ruby to purple). Aromatically they resemble each other but with the addition of a little humus, damp earth, underbrush and mushroom. The tannins, backed by good acidity, increase their attractiveness. They are
powerful but restrained and always tasteful.
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