This brilliant garnet wine is bright and fresh, with ripe, supple crushed strawberry flavors underscored by zesty nuances of peppercorns, gentle tannins and a clean acidity, finishing on a succulent, refreshing note.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Knowing the terroir makes a difference. This Jadot is a combo of long-term contract vineyards and its Regne Cru. The blend shows well in this rich, full wine. It reveals ripeness-round and full of strawberry flavors from the 100% Gamay, with a tight layer of mineral acidity at the end.
The Beaujolais Villages area is located to the South of Beaujolais, in the Rhône Department, close to Lyon.
The terroir is mainly composed of granite.
Among the 55.000 acres (22.000 hectares) of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region , about 15.000 acres (6.000 hectares) are under the name Beaujolais Villages « Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée » which stands between the Beaujolais Appellation and the Crus appellation (there are 10 crus).
It is a very important wine for us: for a long time, Louis Jadot has been producing a consistent Beaujolais-Villages and we are one of the most important producers in the region. We are really involved in the region where we have a winery dedicated to vinify a large part of the total volume (Cellier de la Vauxonne close to Saint Etienne des Oullières) We have 250ha in contracts and it's representing actually 60% of the total volume of our Beaujolais-Villages. We are producing around 250,000cases of Beaujolais-Villages every year and of course it means that we are blending maybe 4 or 5 different cuvees that we are bottling all year long.
Our Beaujolais Villages comes from two main sources : young wines from local growers with whom we have long time contracts blended with wine from the Regnié Cru.
Strong red purple colour. Fresh red fruits on the nose with a hint of dark cherry. Slightly spicy with a touch of grey pepper, liquorice and a touch of rose flower. The whole wine is very well balanced with a nice acidity and the tannins presence on the finish invites food pairing such as with Terrines, Charcuteries, Grilled red meat, white fish, cheese or simply as the sole wine of a meal.
This wine is supposed to be drunk young although it can be kept easily up to 5 years or more.