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A vivacious Chardonnay and Aligoté blend from the Côte d’Or and Beaujolais, with crisp apple and citrus characters and refreshing acidity. The colour is pale gold. The blend of Chardonnay...
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A vivacious Chardonnay and Aligoté blend from the Côte d’Or and Beaujolais, with crisp apple and citrus characters and refreshing acidity.

The colour is pale gold. The blend of Chardonnay fruity, full and creamy and a Aligoté tense, fresh and aromatic allows an original vintage sign here, combining beautiful aromatic purity and minerality, very nice on the palate.

Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 by the man whose name it bears, Louis Henry Denis Jadot. The first of his family arrived in Beaune from Belgium in 1794 and soon began purchasing Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. With grape growing a part of his heritage, Louis Henry set about gaining experience first in the cellars, in the evaluation of wines, and then in the vineyards, in the study of viticulture. As Louis Henry traveled he acquired a faithful clientele, and in 1859 purchased the respected négociant firm of Lemaire-Fouleux and gave the firm his name. After his death, his son, Louis Baptiste Jadot, enthusiastically carried on the work his father had begun. He expanded his export markets as well as his clientele in France, reinvesting his profits in the acquisition of vineyards in some of the finest and most famous Grands Crus and Premiers Crus of the Côte d’Or. In 1939, Louis Baptiste Jadot died and left control of the firm to his eldest son, Louis Auguste Jadot, who had assisted in the direction of the business under his father since 1931. Maison Louis Jadot’s principles of vinification balance tradition and technology, and focus on the purest expression of each wine’s terroir, taking the lightest possible hand in winemaking and a restrained use of oak maturation. For its village level Côte d’Or wines, Jadot practices a further, though expensive, practice called réplis, in which wines of a higher appellation are incorporated into a wine bearing the appellation below them. Maison Louis Jadot places great importance on the restrained use of new oak in the aging process. Time in cask and percentage of new oak is dictated differently by each vintage. In keeping with its non-interventionist philosophy, Jadot considers that very great vintages, complete and harmonious by themselves, require minimum contact with new oak.

Coteaux-Bourguignons is a new Burgundy denomination that was created in January 2012. It covers the Grande Bourgogne, Auxerrois and Beaujolais regions. Wines can be made with the native Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay and Aligoté varieties. One of the advantages of this new Apellation is that it allows the production of coupages and single-variety wines.

The wine originates from both Beaujolais and Burgundy: a combination of two different types of soils: granite for Beaujolais and clay/limestone for the northern part of Burgundy.

A season of extreme summer temperatures and one of the hottest and sunniest on record which led to lower yields. However, whilst yields are low, the quality and concentration is outstanding, with wines of great character.

Fermentation and aging take place in stainless steel tanks to preserve as much as possible the fruit and freshness.

Perfect with mild goats cheese salads and a plate of freshly caught shellfish.

Key Facts

Chardonnay, Aligote

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