In a nutshell: An expressive and elegant red Premier Cru Côte d'Or red Burgundy.
The lowdown: The grapes for this reliably good cuvée come from a selection of some of Louis Jadot's smaller, but highly prized Premier Cru vineyards in the Beaune appellation. This is a part of Burgundy where Jadot are particularly strong. After the different parcels of wine were blended it was then aged for 15-18 months in barrel. Now, having gained bottle age the classic earthy pinot noir aromas are now showing through really well and round off this culitvated wine just perfectly.
When to drink: It's a good match for rich poultry dishes like a classic coq au vin, or equally with mild creamy cheeses.
One of the major negociant houses in Burgundy founded in 1859 by the eponymous Louis Jadot and based in Beaune where their striking, purpose built winery can be found..
While their négociant operations form a major part of what they do they also have significant vineyard holdings of their own stretching through the Cote d'Or to the Maconnais and Beaujolais regions. They also manage additional vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise.
In recent years their success has in no small part been due to the management of André Gagey and winemaker Jacques Lardière. The wines made from both from bought in and their own grapes have a solid reputation. Their Côte de Beaune reds and whites in particular are among their stand out wines. Following the retirement of Jacques Lardière in 2013 his assistant Frédéric Barnier has taken over the reins and continues to build on the foundations laid by his predecessor.