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.
The weather in Burgundy in mid-April was ideal, which allowed the vegetative cycle to start quickly, beginning 15 days ahead of the average start. At the time of flowering, the 2022 vintage looked like being one of the earliest in history. The hot and dry summer slowed the pace of the vines and the ripening of the grapes. Fortunately, the abundant rainfall in June and a few well-placed showers in mid-August gave the plants what they needed to transform the grape pulp into a generous juice. Harvest began in early September. The fruit had both good quality and quantity.
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: 3.46 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