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Wine Star Maison Louis Jadot Featured Presentation at Wine Spectator’s New World Wine Experience in L.A.

October 31, 2012
Maison Louis Jadot President Pierre-Henry Gagey

The Wine Spectator “New World Wine Experience” was held Oct. 18-20 in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the weekend event, the “Wine Star” series featured individual presentations of benchmark wines from some of the world’s premier wine producers, each a celebrity in the world of wine.

“I am not a star. Jadot is not a star. Burgundy is the star. It is our job to express the soil,” Gagey explained, telling how Pinot Noir vines are native to the forests of the region. “Burgundy did not pick Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir picked Burgundy.” The superb 1990 vintage in Burgundy was rated 98 points by Wine Spectator. “You had to be an idiot not to produce good wine in 1990,” Gagey said.

Jadot is one of the most widely distributed Burgundy producers in America, with a range of wines from value-priced Mâconnais and Beaujolais wines to highly-regarded Grands Crus. Gagey said he takes great pride in the quality of Jadot’s wines across the entire range. “We also want the younger generation, the kids who can’t afford a $340 bottle of wine, to get into Burgundy. That is why our entry-level Bourgogne rouge is very important for me,” he explained.

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