2019 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin
2019 Domaine Louis Jadot Chapelle-Chambertin; Pinot Noir from Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
One of the highlights of the range, the 2019 Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru (Domaine Louis Jadot) mingles aromas of sweet red berries with hints of raw cocoa, spices, licorice, loamy soil and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, deep and multidimensional, it’s velvety and concentrated, with considerable depth and mid-palate amplitude despite its elegant, seamless profile.
Pinot Noir is the dominant red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and extensively studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards.These extend from western Germany (as Spätburgunder) and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. California, Oregon and New Zealand are arguably the greatest centers for the grape outside its home territory. However great Pinot Noir is made in all of these territories.The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of red berries and cherry (fresh red cherries in lighter wines and stewed black cherries in weightier examples). Many of the more complex examples show hints of forest floor. Well built Pinot Noirs, particularly from warmer harvests, suggest leather and violets, sometimes recalling Syrah.
Chapelle-Chambertin is a grand cru vineyard in the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy. It produces red wines from the Pinot Noir grape variety.It is located on the lower slopes of the grand cru belt, immediately below the commune’s most prestigious climat, Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze. It is one of the area’s lesser-known grand cru vineyards,
Louis Jadot is one of Burgundy’s most important negociants, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with a portfolio that covers everything from inexpensive Bourgogne and Beaujolais wines to several grand cru wines, from the Côte de Beaune to Chablis. Unsurprisingly, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feature heavily in the portfolio.