Maison Louis Jadot Chablis AOC 2015 ~ Burgundy, France
Maison Louis Jadot are one of the largest and most prestigous Burgundy Houses, currently owning over 60 hectares of vineyard, many of them premier and grand cru.
Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator "This is juicy, showing lemon, apple and floral aromas and flavors. Straightforward and balanced, with a tangy, mouthwatering impression. Drink now."
The Winemaker "...bright and fresh wine, with the taste and bouquet developing relatively quickly. It should be served chilled, and can be served with oysters, charcuterie and fried fish. It also goes very well with goats cheese."
While this vintage has yet to be rated, other vintages have achieved acclaim
San Diego International Wine Competition 2014 ~ Platinum
Louis Jadot’s winemaker produces a fuller, fatter style of Chablis, more akin to some wines from the Côte d’Or. The wine is allowed to undergo a partial malolactic fermentation to soften and round the palate. The house of Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 though the family had previously been vignerons in the region, acquiring their famous Clos des Ursules in 1826.
After the death of the last male members of the family, long-time manager André Gagey took over running the business which was subsequently purchased by the Koch family, owners of Jadot’s US importers Kobrand. The company is today run by Pierre-Henri Gagey, assisted by head winemaker Frederic Barnier who took over from the legendary Jacques Lardière in 2010. Both the reds and whites are of impeccable quality and reflect the individual terroirs of their respective villages and sites, allied with Lardière`s supreme winemaking skills.
Chablis is a historic wine-producing town in northern-central France. It produces light, dry white wines famed for their minerality and crisp acidity. AOC Chablis wines are produced exclusively from Chardonnay. Chablis wines are made in a style rather different from those produced elsewhere in Burgundy. They are drier and fresher, rather than more weighty and richly flavored. Unlike typical Burgundian white wines, which are barrel fermented, Chablis is usually entirely free of any oak influence. Very few Chablis producers use oak barrels in their winemaking.