Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne 2003
Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. He quickly developed a reputation as a high quality producer and his aim was to build his reputation as a top quality winemaker in Burgundy. To achieve this aim he continued to purchase vineyards to add to the family's earlier purchase of Beaune Clos des Ursules and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles vineyards. His Grandson, who took over at the end of WWII continued to build Louis Jadot's Domaine holdings by acquiring Grand Cru vineyards in Corton Pougets and Corton Charlemagne. The Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru appellation is shared by the two villages Aloxe Corton and Pernand Vergelesses in the Northern part of the Côte de Beaune. The village of Aloxe-Corton has the rare ability having over half its area covered in Grand Cru vineyards. It has an exposure ranging from east to south and southwest. This vineyard is one of the oldest owned by Louis Jadot since the XIX century and is recognized as one of the best white wines produced in the world. Corton Charlemagne is powerful, rich, and minerally with an intense flavour of fruits and flowers and spicy aromas of pepper and cinnamon. It works beautifully with haute cuisine, fish and shellfish, white meat and poultry with cream sauces. Ageing this wine is very important and should be between 10 to 20 years, depending of the vintage and conditions of conservation.
External Reviews for Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne
Knockout musky, soil-driven aromas of lime, chicken broth and crushed stone. At once dense and penetrating, with elegant but seriously intense flavors of lime, lemon, powdered stone and mint. Wonderfully light on its feet for a wine with this degree of power and thrust. Great building aftertaste shows superb density and cut. This should age like a red wine, and will be spectacular in 8 or 10 years.(Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)