Country: France Region: Burgundy
Vintage: 2017 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Louis Jadot
Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru comes from a vineyard located at the point where the villages of Puligny Montrachet and Chassagne Montrachet converge. It borders the Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet vineyard and is just under the Montrachet vineyard.
Louis Jadot is one of the largest and most famous wine producers and négoçiants in the Burgundy wine-growing region. The origins of the company date back to 1859 when the business was founded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. Over time the company has acquired plots of vines is some of the most prestigious vineyards in the region including Beaune Clos des Ursules, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Savigny Les Beaune and many more. Louis Jadot owns or directly controls 120 ha in the Côte d’Or, including over 90 individual vineyard sites, 84ha in the Beaujolais Crus and 18ha in the Mâconnais primarily in Pouilly Fuissé. Today the business is headed by Pierre-Henry Gagey, son of André Gagey, who was entrusted with the management of Louis Jadot in 1962 by Madame Jadot following the tragic death of her son.
The Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru vineyard is exposed to the sun from the east, and sits on a terroir composed of chalky soil. It is also the largest of the five Grands Crus. Louis Jadot Batard Montrachet Grand Cru is fermented and aged for an average of 18 months in oak barrels before bottling. This vinification highlights the unique qualities that come standard from the fruit in this great vineyard.
Full-bodied, rich and powerful, Bâtard-Montrachet has intense aromas and flavors of almonds, apple, white flowers and spices, with incredible length. This wine will develop favorably for 10 to 20 years after the vintage.
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