Louis Jadot, Ladoix Le Clou d'Orge
This is a brilliant white for any lover of great wines, especially those looking for Burgundy that isn't really, really expensive. Made from domaine grapes - the family's own - it is a bright and medium-full white that shows flavours of ripe fruit, blossom and subtle spice, with notes of almond and cashew.
Ladoix is a small region to the north and east of the village of Aloxe, set against the hill of Aloxe Corton. With classic clayey-marl soils, it is set to become one of the 'new' villages to receive Burgundy fan's interest as it has been relatively overlooked in favour of its more famous neighbours. As prices have rocketed in recent years, however, it is smaller, brilliant regions like Ladoix that have come sharply into focus. This particular wine is made from grapes grown on a single site that is part of the Jadot family domaine.
Jadot is a brilliant name in Burgundy and therefore the whole of France. Therefore the whole of the world and it's not too far from the truth to consider them to be one of the most respectable names in wine. They produce an incredibly large number of wines from the length and breadth of Burgundy and though one might imagine that this dilutes the intensity of their production values, they manage to hit the mark with almost every appellation in which they work. We think that it's because they apply a sensible attitude to each village: working with what they have they start at the bottom level and attach an identity to the Village, then seek out the same values albeit at higher quality from the 1er and then Grand Cru vineyards. This way the typicity of the village is preserved and the character of the rarefied single vineyard plots can be found in the village wines. Simplistic? Not sure, but even if it works, they have an absurd number of villages to work through and succeed with; and broadly speaking, they do much better than that. You want to know what Beaune tastes like? Try this; but it'll also be one of the best versions you can get - that's what a really good house like Jadot can do.
- Fine Dining
- Hard Cheeses
- Mature Cheeses
- Medium Bodied
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