France / Burgundy
Fruit for Louis Jadot Beaujolais is grown in the southern part of Beaujolais. Soils are light, and allow a light, fresh expression of Gamay. Long-term contracts with growers ensure top quality fruit comprises the final blend. Louis Jadot’s generous use of “replis,” or blending wines of a higher classification to elevate the blend, promotes quality and value.
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.
This plump, juicy wine has bright aromas and flavors of strawberry and black cherry. It is medium-bodied, with typically high acidity.
GRAPES: 100% Gamay
ACIDITY: 3.33 g/l
Unique Selling Points
- Fruit is grown in the southern part of Beaujolais in soil that allows a light, fresh expression of Gamay.
- Extended maceration ensures maximum extraction of color and tannins.
“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”
Frederic Barnier, Winemaker