Monday, December 21, 2015

Louis Jadot (Beaune) -- Part I: 2014 Côte de Beaune Reds from Cask

Harvesting began on 11 September with some of the Beaune reds. The whites were brought in from 13 to 17 September. After the Côte  de Beaune was finished, attention shifted to the Côte de Nuits. The Asian fruit fly presented only isolated problems.

The malolactic fermentations were rather early, with some finished in December 2014. As usual, the wines were entirely destemmed.

This is an outstanding collection from difficult conditions on the Côte de Beaune. Full congratulations to Frédéric Barnier and his team.

Because the Jadot wines come from various sources (and sometimes there is more than one bottling and source for a particular appellation), I give in parentheses the sources of each of the wines tasted; “purchase” indicates that either grapes or must were purchased and vinified or that the wine was purchased in cask. (Continue reading here.)