Maison Louis Jadot Burgundy Rouge AOC 2014 ~ Burgundy, France
The Wine Buyer "This is a classic expression of Burgundian Pinot Noir with a refined, aromatic nose of bright cherry fruit accompanied by hints of vanilla and a crisp iron note that adds complexity and an enjoyable rusticity."
The Winemaker "The Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir comes from an balanced blend of vineyards in the Côte d'Or, Saône et Loire (Mercurey, Buxy) and Irancy. The vineyards in Côte de Nuits, Saône et Loire and Irancy bring deep tannins while Côte de Beaune brings more fruitiness."
While this vintage is awaiting awards, other vintages have received acclaim:
International Wine Challenge, 2013: Commended
Critics Challenge Wine Competition, 2012: Gold
International Wine Challenge, 2012: Bronze
International Wine Challenge, 2011: Bronze
International Wine Challenge, 2010: Commended
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. 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.
What makes both Burgundian wines so special, is that Burgundy, more than probably any other wine region in the world, is completely influenced by its terroir. Terroir is a sense of place, it means that when you drink a wine, you completely taste the region where the wine was made. Most simply, terroir is the concept that the land from which the grapes are grown imparts a unique quality that is specific to that single vineyard. Over the centuries, Burgundy has become known for being the best land in the world for producing both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and it is for this reason that Burgundy wines have received such acclaim.