Pinot Noir Beaujolais Villages France
Louis Jadot makes Burgundy and nothing but. A century and a half of experience with the diversity of an awesome wine growing terroir. The different geological strata and myriad variations of Jurassic limestone clay soils, give the wines from Burgundy their richness, diversity and distinctiveness. Harmony between the soil and vine is the key. Bourgogne Rouge is an assemblage of Pinot Noir sourced from the Cote d'Or, Saone et Loire, Mercurey, Buxy and Irancy. The Cote de Nuits, Saone et Loire and Irancy bring deep tannins, Cote de Beaune contributes fruit.
The sanctity of pure varietal wine is a Burgundian tradition. At Maison Louis Jadot the philosophy is to respect origin of fruit, as each wine is encouraged to develop its own personality. Parcels of Pinot Noir typically grown to limestone over calcareous marl soils, are macerated for long periods in open wooden vats to extract colour and tannin. The base wines are all fermented by a number of dedicated growers over a period of two weeks, to the unique style of each individual sub-region. At every stage of the process, human intervention is kept to a minimum. After final assemblage, the finished Cuvee is matured over a period of nine to sixteen months, partly in small 228 litres oak barrels and partly in vats.
A colour of medium intensity, purplish in it's youth tending to ruby and garnet with age. A most harmonious, balanced, medium bodied wine, showing cherry, spice and leather notes with plump fruiti and silky texture offset by round, gentle tannins. Fine and elegant, with a fragrant varietal bouquet complemented by a delicious finish. Enjoy Bourgogne Rouge with meats, game and soft cheese.