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Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin Estournelles-St.-Jacques Premiere Cru 2009
This wine is available for EN PRIMEUR purchase ONLY. 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. Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits. There are 26 Premiers Crus and 8 Grands Crus. Half of the Premiers Crus of Gevrey lie scattered around the perimeter of the Grands Crus; the other half occupy a steep, southeast facing slope to the north, with calcareous clay soils. Louis Jadot produces a fine, elegant, full bodied wine. It is a structured and complex wine with a deep colour, developing aromas of blackcurrant and other small red and black berries. It boasts distinguished tannins and has great age potential. It will perfectly match sophisticated dishes like meat 'en sauce', game and strong cheeses (except blue ones), so bring this one out at your next dinner party.