Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre 2015
Founded in 1859, the house of Louis Jadot has grown and prospered in Burgundy by acquiring and managing exceptional vineyards. They currently own 528 acres of vineyards, including nearly 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots. In Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, where the integrity of the producer can be more important than a renowned appellation or vineyard, Maison Louis Jadot is one of the most trusted and revered wine houses. Jadot’s wine making team, now led by Technical Director Frédéric Barnier, has maintained a balance of tradition and technology in winemaking that allows Jadot’s wines to express the subtle differences between terroirs that are the essence of fine Burgundy. Though officially retired in 2013, esteemed winemaker Jacques Lardière continues to work in an advisory role and on special projects.
Volnay lies near the center of the Côte de Beaune and produces only red wines, with 26 Premiers Crus. In parallel to the way the character of Chambolle-Musigny wines compare to other wines from the Côte de Nuits, wines from the commune of Volnay show the most delicacy, elegance and finesse of wines within the Cote de Beaune. With optimal southeast exposures, the vineyards have soil that is extremely thin and chalky, high in calcium content, producing the lightest, most delicate wines. The strip below, where most of the Premiers Crus are located, has soil with much less chalk and a thin iron-rich layer over firmly structured subsoil. When opened young, this wine is perfect with roast meats and poultry. Drink an older vintage with mellow cheeses like Brie, Chaource or Reblochon. In great vintages, this wine will be very good with rich, red meat dishes.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
Wine EnthusiastWholly controlled by the producer, this walled vineyard on the edge of Volnay village has made a beautifully concentrated, balanced wine. Still young, it already has ripe red fruits with shapely tannins and acidity to match. The smoky aftertaste adds to the complexity. Drink from 2022.
Wine AdvocateFounded in 1859, the house has grown through a long-term policy of acquisition or management of exceptional vineyard lands and owns 528 acres of vineyards, including nearly 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots. 92-94