2019 Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanee
2019 Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanee; Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Winemaker Notes; Les Suchots combines the richness of Le Richebourg with the delicacy of Romanée Saint-Vivant, its two neighbors to the south. It is velvety yet refined, with ripe fruit aromas, exotic spices and oak leading to an extended finish. It will develop in the bottle for 12 to 15 years. Serve with game, red meat or strong cheeses.
Critical Acclaim VVinous; The 2019 Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots 1er Cru is elegant and surprisingly understated on the nose, like a couple of other growers’ this year. It takes time to unfold and reveal crushed strawberry, blueberry and violet aromas, plus a little graphite in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fleshy and quite generous, and sleek toward the finish. This is a classy offering. Range: 92-94
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.
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.