Located in Santenay, in the southern Côte de Beaune, Clos de Malte is a 17 acres monopole of Louis Jadot that lies at the foot of the Montagne des Troix Croix. It is planted primarily to Pinot Noir on moist soil of limestone and clay, but there is also a small amount of Chardonnay here. In winemaking, the Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in tanks for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.

92 Points
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2016 vintage
91 Points
Wine Spectator
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
Due to it's sheltered southern position, this vineyard avoided much of the early frost damage elsewhere in this vintage, and produced a healthy crop and expressive wines.
Tasting Note
Medium-full body with an energetic presence on the palate, accompanied by ripe red berry scents complimented by a damp earth and stony note.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Santenay AOP
PH: 3.28
ACIDITY: 3.9 g/l
ABV: 12.93%
AGING: In oak casks, 1/3 new
Unique Selling Points
  • From an amphitheater vineyard at the southeast corner of the Santenay appellation
  • Jadot has a long record meticulously managing this unique vineyard
  • Santenay has recently emerged as one the most dynamic terroirs of the Cote de Beaune
  • Santenay remains one of the best appellations for value

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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