France / Burgundy
Louis Jadot Chardonnay is vinified and blended from 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from quality growers in the Côte d’Or and the Côte Mâconnais. The wine is classified “Bourgogne Blanc” in appellation, but a proportion of superior village-level wines is added in most vintages to optimize the quality of the final blend. Made in a more full-bodied and structured style than Jadot’s Chardonnay, the wine is partially fermented and aged in oak casks for about 8 months to add a rich, round character.
This was a vintage with a growing season which began quite early. The winter season was significantly warmer than the norm with some useful precipitation that fortified the soils. This triggered the vines into early budbreak in March. Fortunately, this early start was spared any serious frost events except for a few isolated vineyards. Warm and dry conditions throughout the vegetative cycle continued with flowering in late May and veraison in mid-July. The harvest began in mid August under sunny, clear, and optimal dry conditions. In fact, the 2020 harvest was the earliest recorded in several centuries. The wines are promising, showing plenty of concentration from the ripe and perfectly clean fruit.
With fresh floral aromas, the wine shows elegant, rich fruit on the palate. This is one of the purest expressions of Chardonnay in Burgundy.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
ACIDITY: 0.35 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- A proportion of superior village-level wines is added in most vintages to optimize the quality of the final blend.
- An affordable white Burgundy from the region’s foremost producer.
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
Frederic Barnier, Winemaker