Louis Jadot Grand Cru Clos de Vougeot
The village of Vougeot is in the centre of the Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny to the north and Flagey-Echèzeaux and Vosne-Romanée on the south.
Hand-picked and destemmed grapes undertake fermentation for anywhere between three to four weeks in vats. After this, 18 months of oak ageing is courtesy of barrels from Louis Jadot’s own cooperage. Showing power, complexity and depth, the Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is typically well defined and structured and will cellar well for 20 years or more.
“Here’s presence!” exclaims Hugh Johnson’s Wine Guide. Nowadays the vineyard is divided among numerous owners and for this reason no single description can be applied to the reds wines. There are, however, common features: very intense colour ranging from strawberry red to deep garnet; a suave bouquet, redolent of springtime of blown roses at dawn, of violets in the morning dew, of moist mignonette... Add to these blackberries, raspberry, wild mint, liquorice and truffle... On the palate, the taste is masterful, rich, succulent and mellow, combining elegance and delicacy with meaty fullness. A long finish in the mouth and long aging potential (anything from 10 to 30 years and sometimes even more).