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Chapelle Chambertin Pinot Noir, 2016. Louis Jadot

Chapelle Chambertin Pinot Noir, 2016. Louis Jadot

Item #: XR7149W
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard/Appellation: France
Color: Deep Garnet
Nose: Dark Chocolate, Creamy New Oak
Palate: Medium, Subtle Tannins
Finish: Strawberry, White Pepper,
Rating: 95
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2037/Red Meat, Pasta

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The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. For the past 150 years Louis Jadot has continued as one of the great names of Burgundy and has gained international reputation for its superb red and white Burgundy wines. Louis Jadot is not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d'Or, it is one of the most celebrated exporters of premium Burgundies, owning close to 140 acres of vineyards from 24 of the most prestigious sites in Burgundy.

This small village is home to the Grands Crus in the farthest northerly stretches of Cote de Nuits and is famous for some of the deepest and firmest Burgundian Pinot Noir. Gevrey boasts nine Grands Crus, the best of which are arguably Le Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de B?ze. As with all of the fragmented vineyards of Burgundy, it isn't easy to differentiate between the two, which are situated adjacent with Clos de Beze slightly further up the hill than Le Chambertin. Clos de Beze has a shallower soil and if you're really counting, may produce wines less intense but more likely to charm. Some compare Le Chambertin in both power and plentitude only to the prized Romanee-Conti Grand Cru farther south in Vosne-Romanee.

Two other Grands Crus vineyards, Mazis-Chambertin (also written Mazy-) and Latricieres-Chambertin command almost as much regard as Le Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Beze. The upper part of Mazy, called Les Mazis Haut is the best and Latricieres-Chambertin offers an abundance of juicy fruit and a silky texture in the warmer vintages.

The most respected Pinot Noir wines from Gevrey-Chambertin are robust and powerful but at the same time, velvety and expressive: black fruit, black liquorice and chocolate come into play. After some time in the bottle, the wines are harmonious with bright and sometimes candied fruit, and aromas of musk, truffle and forest floor. These have staying power.

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