2017 Louis Jadot Bourgogne Blanc
From The Winery:
Louis Jadot Chardonnay is vinified and blended from 100% Chardonnay grapes selected from quality growers in the Côte d'Or and the Côte Mâconnais. This wine is classified “Bourgogne Blanc” in appellation, but a proportion of superior village-level wines is added to optimize the quality of the final blend. Made in a more full- bodied and structured style than Jadot’s Chardonnay Bourgogne, this wine is partially fermented and aged in oak casks for about 8 months to add a rich, round character.
The 2017 vintage for Burgundy was strong, however, there were some challenges. Vines flowered late and were affected by frost resulting in yields below the regional average. Despite that, the grapes were in a perfect state of health fostered by increased levels of rain in August and by the harvest in early September. They were picked when at excellent ripeness levels.
With fresh floral aromas, this wine is elegant with rich fruit on the palate. This is one of the purest expressions of Chardonnay in Burgundy.
Tasting Panel, 90 points
Silky texture with minerality and crisp, tangy citrus; racy, satisfying, and long with fine balance. A great price for a real Burgundy.
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