Le Clos Blanc is a nearly 3 acre parcel at the foot of the slope within the larger Grèves premier cru. Subsoils here are deeper with more clay and well suited to chardonnay.
The 2021 vintage was memorable for the extreme challenges it posed to growers. The defining event was a hard freeze in April which lasted several days, and the subsequent dramatic reduction in harvest volumes. Added to this were cool and wet summer conditions which required constant vigilance. The delayed harvest eventually yielded tiny volumes of pristine grapes which express a vibrant and energetic purity.
This white is notable for its consistent opulence and rich texture and length. Aromas include white flower, candied lemon, and damp earth. The wine is full-bodied and generous, with a long and graceful finish.
This will suit seafood or chicken dishes with rich sauces, or ripe soft cheeses. Alternately, this will shine with simple grilled salmon or bass.
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Beaune Premier Cru AOC
ACIDITY: 4.17 g/l
AGING: 16 months in oak barrels, 30% new oak
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Partial
Unique Selling Points
A rare Beaune white on the same level of stature as more famous red Beaune wines
A vineyard that is a testament to the far-sighted vision of Maison Louis Jadot
Maintains ageability despite the obvious opulence displayed when young
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.