Louis Jadot 2016 Monthelie Sous Roches Burgundy France
A classic expression of Pinot Noir, this is a medium-bodied wine with ripe, elegant red berry and cherry fruit flavors and aromas offset by notes of earth, leather and oak and sweet, supple tannins.
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast - This ripe, full wine is a blend of parcels across the Côte de Beaune. Its rich tannins and full berry fruits are generous, cut with juicy acidity and supported by a core of tannins. Drink from 2022.
Region – Burgundy, France
Grapes – 100% Pinot Noir
While grapes of this appellation can be grown in any of the villages of the Côte de Beaune except Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard and Volnay, the Jadot cuvée is mainly from Chorey-lès-Beaune and Ladoix. The Pinot Noir grapes are destemmed and fermented in open tanks for 25 to 33 days to extract color, tannin and aromas. The wine is then barrel aged for about 12 months before bottling.
Harvest Notes - 2016 began with frost, resulting in smaller crops, but the smaller crop allowed for ripening well into September due to cool, dry, and sunny weather. While yields were low, excellent white wines were produced. The 2016 vintage is unfolding to be an amazing one.
Tasting Notes - This young, fruity wine offers aromas and flavors of red berries and cherries, a delicate structure and soft tannins. It is made to be consumed within three to five years of the vintage.
Food Pairing - Serve with light dishes of meat in sauce, coq au vin or mild white cheeses.
Aging - Barrel aged for about 12 months before bottling
Points of Distinction - The Jadot cuvée is mainly from Chorey-lès-Beaune and Ladoix
Winemaker – Frederic Barnier
Vineyard Details - Côte de Beaune Village Wines - In the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet are the three most famous white wine villages. Chassagne-Montrachet, reputed for its great Grands Crus, produces village whites that are the most robust in style. Meursault is often considered masculine in style compared to Puligny-Montrachet, which is charming, elegant and feminine. For red wine, Pommard is the most recognized village of the Côte de Beaune and often considered the most masculine red wine of the Côte. Other Louis Jadot village wines from the Côte de Beaune are: Ladoix (white) Pernand-Vergelesses (red and white) Aloxe-Corton (red) Chorey-lès-Beaune (red) Savigny-lès-Beaune (red and white) Beaune (red and white) Pommard (red) Volnay (red) Auxey-Duresses (red and white) Saint-Aubin (red and white) Santenay (red and white) Côte de Beaune Villages (white)
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