Meursault: Domaine Louis Jadot 'Narvaux' 2020
Louis Jadot's village Meursault comes from the lieu-dit 'Narvaux' that lies on the hill of Meursault above 'Genevrières' on the border with Puligny-Montrachet. This classic white Burgundy has a typical Chardonnay nose of lemon curd and stone-fruit with crisp acidity, Meursault's characteristic 'struck-match' aromas and a creamy texture.
The extended village of Meursault, like much of Burgundy, owes much to its Cistercian roots and the abbey at Cîteaux – indeed it still is the heart of the Hospices de Beaune's Chardonnay vineyards. Today, it is home to a large number of domaines with the 17th century Château de Meursault's soaring architecture a notable landmark. 'Les Narvaux' sits on the higher slopes to the south of the main village and its wines have a wonderfully mineral, steely core which counterbalances rich stone-fruit.
In warm vintages and as temperatures rise, the increased altitude has helped vines retain freshness. In vintages where there has been a long warm summer, ripening has brought such vines to full maturity, enhancing their vivacity.
Serve with: Roast chicken, sole meunière or cauliflower cheese. Dishes with buttery or creamy sauces.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Beaune|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||Drink 3 to 12+ years after vintage|
|Vinification||Handpicked using small baskets to keep the berries intact before a gentle pressing. Barrel fermented in oak (some new barrels) and matured for 15 months on the fine lees before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Maison Louis Jadot
Domaine Louis Jadot’s historic origins go back to the mid-1900s. Now a large négociant business based in Beaune looking after some 270 hectares of vines, it makes wine from both its own vineyards (labelled as Domaine Louis Jadot) and buys in fruit under long-term contracts with growers (Maison Louis Jadot) to make AOP wines. With vineyards from Auxerre and Chablis to the north of Burgundy, it covers the length and breadth of the region through the Côte d’Or and Mâcon to Beaujolais in the south.
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