Country: France Region: Burgundy
Vintage: 2017 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Louis Jadot
Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles is located to the south of the Côte de Beaune, at the summit of the slope where the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet converge, but on the Puligny commune, just above Le Montrachet. It is very small : 1.28 acre.
Louis Jean Baptiste Jadot bought back the vineyard in 1913 from two sisters and decided to name it « Les demoiselles ». This vineyard had already belonged to his grand-father who had bought it in 1845.
The subsoil is extremely chalky with a lot of stones, perfectly drained and easy to overheat with south-south-eastern exposition
Grapes are harvested by hand and put in small cases in order not to damage the fruits. Grapes are pressed softly, they ferment in oak barrels produced by our cooperage. 1/3 are new barrels. Aging usually lasts 15 months on fine lies before bottling.
The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Les Demoiselles (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) is very serious indeed, unfurling in the glass with notes of yellow citrus fruits and white flowers that mingle with hints of crushed chalk, framed by smoky new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, with searing concentration, chewy dry extract and bright acids, concluding with a long, authoritative finish. This powerful and structured Chevalier will require some bottle age.
Food Match: lobster and scallops, simply roast chicken such as Poulet de Bresse, guinea fowl, dishes that include wild mushrooms and slow roast tomatoes, white truffles. Hazelnut-crusted chicken or fish. Sea bass with fennel purée