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
  • Clos de Malte is a natural amphitheatre on steep slopes with excellent exposure
  • Clos de Malte produces both red & white wines
  • Wines are substantially affected by shallow limestone subsoils and surrounding cliffs
  • Clos de Malte wines provide attractive value & outstanding quality

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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