Louis Jadot Saint-Aubin 2008

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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 commune of Saint Aubin lies at the western fringe of the Côte de Beaune overlooking Auxey Duresses, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. One area occupies chalky limestone soils and is exposed to the south and Southeast. In the other, soils contain a degree of gravel and clay and enjoy a cooler, more easterly exposure. The white wines of Saint Aubin are characterised by distinct nuances of hazelnuts and fragrant, peachy fruit not unlike Puligny Montrachet. Maison Louis Jadot yield a stylish wine of medium body and depth with fine acidic balance and a delicious amalgam of generous, ripe fruit, supple vinosity and gentle oak notes ending in a clean, sustained finish. Batard Montrachet will be a perfect partner with Haute Cuisine : foie gras, starters, charcuteries, fish and white meat with creamed sauce. Saint Aubin white wines combine well with fine cuisine such as creamed fish, flaky pastry, foie gras, white meat and some fairly strong cheeses. It can be kept 5 to 8 years.

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Maison Louis Jadot:
  Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, Maison Jadot expanded rapidly, taking northern Europe by storm. When his son, Louis Jean Baptiste, took over in 1900, more change took place, and many vineyards were acquired, including Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles. With the help of Ru... Read more
  Maison Louis Jadot is a winery that’s proud of its heritage and land. Founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, Maison Jadot expanded rapidly, taking northern Europe by storm. When his son, Louis Jean Baptiste, took over in 1900, more change took place, and many vineyards were acquired, including Corton Charlemagne and Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles. With the help of Rudy Kopf, founder of the Kobrand Corporation, Maison Jadot expanded even further, setting up shop in both England and the U.S. In 1985, Madame Jadot sold the company to Rudy Kopf’s family, ensuring a successful future for the company. The land is very important to Maison Louis Jadot, and making the terroir shine through is always a priority. Maison Jadot identifies with its Burgundy heritage, and all wines are Appellation Contrôlée. The winery controls about 380 acres of land in Burgundy, including Côte d'Or, Mâconnais and Beaujolais. Jacques Lardière, winemaster, works with Christine, Guillaume, and Audrey to ensure that the single-variety wines produced, including Pinot Noir for reds, Chardonnay for whites, and Gamay for Beaujolais, always produce the best, most consistent wines. Read less

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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 commune of Saint Aubin lies at the western fringe of the Côte de Beaune overlooking Auxey Duresses, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. One area occupies chalky limestone soils and is exposed to the south and Southeast. In the other, soils contain a degree of gravel and clay and enjoy a cooler, more easterly exposure. The white wines of Saint Aubin are characterised by distinct nuances of hazelnuts and fragrant, peachy fruit not unlike Puligny Montrachet. Maison Louis Jadot yield a stylish wine of medium body and depth with fine acidic balance and a delicious amalgam of generous, ripe fruit, supple vinosity and gentle oak notes ending in a clean, sustained finish. Batard Montrachet will be a perfect partner with Haute Cuisine : foie gras, starters, charcuteries, fish and white meat with creamed sauce. Saint Aubin white wines combine well with fine cuisine such as creamed fish, flaky pastry, foie gras, white meat and some fairly strong cheeses. It can be kept 5 to 8 years.

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