Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2018

Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2018

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Overview of the Wine

Louis Jadot is one of the largest and most famous wine producers and negociants in the Burgundy wine-growing region. The origins of the company date back to 1859 when the business was fouded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. Over time the company has acquired plots of vines is some of the most prestigious vineyards in the region including Beaune Clos des Ursules, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Savigny Les Beaune and many more. Louis Jadot owns or directly controls 120 ha in the Côte d’Or, including over 90 individual vineyard sites, 84ha in the Beaujolais Crus and 18ha in the Mâconnais primarily in Pouilly Fuissé. Today the business is headed by Pierre-Henry Gagey, son of André Gagey, who was entrusted with the management of Louis Jadot in 1962 by Madame Jadot following the tragic death of her son.

Grape / Blend

Chardonnay

Origin

Chassagne-Montrachet, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France

Tasting Notes
A deeply colored, full-bodied wine of depth and intensity with a persistent, earthy finish. An excellent companion to fish, shellfish, poultry and cheeses.

90 Points - Wine & Spirits (2017)
A potent and heady Chassagne, this is youthfully reductive and needs time with oxygen to show itself. The hard edge of the reduction mellows as does the peppery arugula-like greenness, allowing the wine’s fresh nut and butter-brickle flavors to emerge, crisp, clean and lasting on spice.

Vintage Conversation: 

2018 is a superior vintage for both red and white burgundy - compared to 2017 it is better for aging and has more weight and concentration.  It was also a vintage that delivered beautiful fruit in large quantities... and finally it is here.  

2017 had a hail event and was very warm and dry - so the small amount of fruit received got a great amount of attention.  2017 was harvest early and is impressive to drink now... but may not have the stamina or reputation of a greater vintage.


Product size: 750ml

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