We love French wines and were happy to try this new find over the weekend. What were we drinking? This is a 2015 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne.
Ripe and firm, yet soft in delivery, this wine is full of cherry, anise and clove spice. Balanced acidity with smooth tannins on the finish. Jadot’s numerous long-term relationships with wine growers guarantee that the highest-quality fruit is sourced every year from vineyards across the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise. This wine was aged in French oak for 9 months to develop delightfully smooth tannins. Suggested pairings: roasted chicken, pork or grilled fish.
According to the company’s website:
Maison Louis Jadot is one of the most trusted and revered wine houses in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or. Frédéric Barnier, Jadot’s esteemed winemaker, and his team balance tradition and technology, focusing on the purest expression of each wine’s terroir. These principles of vinification take the lightest possible hand in winemaking, and produce the essence of fine Burgundy. Founded in 1859, the house now owns 528 acres of vineyards, including 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots.
The 2015 Louis Jadot Pinot Noir Bourgogne has a Wine Advocate rating of 86 points.
We purchased this pinot noir at Costco for $17.99.
Would we buy (and more importantly, drink) this wine again? Yes! It’s a satisfyingly dependable French red at a reasonable price. It is our new favorite wine? Well, no, but it’s one we’d gladly add to our cellar and enjoy again.