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 Chardonnay grapes are fermented and matured in oak barrels for about 12 months.

90 Points
2018 vintage
90 Points
Wine Advocate
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
This was a somewhat turbulent growing season. Lack of soil moisture and a poor fruit set diminished the harvest volumes.
Tasting Note
Supple and soft with hints of damp earth and citrus peel, bright acidity, and a moderately long finish.
Food Pairing
Ideal as an aperitif or with casual summer cuisine such as seafood salads, ceviche, or grilled shrimp.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PH: 3.22
ACIDITY: 3.92 g/l
ABV: 13.7%
AGING: In oak casks, 30% new, for 16 months
Unique Selling Points
  • A fine introduction to the white wines of Santenay
  • This is a strong value-proposition when compared to neighboring famous villages
  • Santenay is a growing focus for Jadot, with very fine terroirs long overlooked

About the Grape

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.
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