Louis Jadot, Chateau des Jacques, Moulin-a-Vent, "Clos de Rochegrès" Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2016

Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent, "Clos de Rochegrès", Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2016 - Merchant of Wine

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OVERVIEW OF THE WINE

  • Widely recognized as the most prestigious estate in Beaujolais
  • Produces world-class Beaujolais from 196 acres in the Moulin-à-Vent and Morgon crus
  • Uses Burgundian winemaking methods to create complex wines that are capable of aging
  • Owned by Maison Louis Jadot since 1996

- THE RENOWNED ESTATE
The historic Château des Jacques estate, located in the village of Romanèche-Thorins in the Moulin-à-Vent appellation, is widely recognized as the most prestigious estate in Beaujolais. It was purchased by Louis Jadot in 1996, at which time Maison Louis Jadot became the first Burgundy house to own a major Beaujolais vineyard. In 2001, Louis Jadot bought another well-located vineyard in Morgon. In 2008, both vineyards, which were under the same management, were regrouped under one identity: the Château des Jacques Estates.

- RAISING THE BAR IN BEAUJOLAIS
Château des Jacques’ practices have been attributed with revolutionizing the winemaking of Beaujolais. They have notably raised the bar, applying Burgundian methods of winemaking that were once traditional in the region. These include long macerations of one month, with pump-overs, to extract color, aroma and tannins from the fruit, as opposed to the regional norm of 10- to 12-day macerations. Wild yeasts are used for fermentation, and this is extended longer than is typical in Beaujolais. Aging in oak barrels is also unusual for the area; Château des Jacques’ wines are barrel aged for 10 months to lend complexity to the wines. The chateau's barrel cellar proves that its Beaujolais wines have always been vinified like wine from the Côte D’Or. These processes create wines that can take decades of bottle aging.

Grape / Blend

100% Gamay

Origin

Burgundy, France,

93 Points -James Suckling
Bright and floral with rose and lilac aromas. Graphite, too. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Refined and linear. Just a hint of vanilla. Drink or hold. (2/2018)

92 Points -  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
 Aromas of raspberries, plums and sweet spices introduce the 2016 Moulin-à-Vent Clos de Rochegrès, a full-bodied, layered wine with a rich, deep core of fruit, fine but firm structuring tannins and a long, stony finish. (WK) (9/2018)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

The wood aging of this wine is apparent in the toasty aromas. On the palate though, the rich fruits come right to the fore. The wine has concentration, density and bold black cherry and plum flavors. It needs to age. Drink from 2022. - Roger Voss


Product size: 750ml

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