Louis Jadot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 2013
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 vineyard of Clos de la Roche is the most northerly of Morey-Saint-Denis' four grand cru vineyards. It is located on the slopes of the Côte d'Or, the coveted slopes of gold in Burgundy above the Route des Grands Crus, home to some of the world’s greatest wines. This wine is elegant, supple and poised in the mouth with delicate fruit and a fine, silky grand Burgundian feel.
This Pinot Noir is light crimson colored. On the nose, initially a lot of cherry just on the cusp of ripeness balanced with a great mineral quality. The palate is well balanced with fine tannins, animated citrus fruit underlying the black cherries and wild strawberry notes. There is really quite wonderful precision and focus on the finish. This is one of Jadot's best 2013s. A pretty incredible wine indeed!
Grilled and roasted red meats and game.
Robert Parker 94-96 Points.
Wine Spectator 93 Points.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Country: Burgundy - France