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Saturday Sips: 2003 Premier Cru White Burgundy at its Peak

This Saturday we’ll be pouring from a few bottles of 2003 Louis Jadot White Burgundy, all originating from Premiers Crus in the Côte de Beaune, and all Domaine grown, raised and bottled. With ten years of age, these wines should be reaching their peak of expression and pair exceptionally well with ripe cheeses, poultry liver pâtés, or perhaps a special dinner of Great Lakes Whitefish in cream sauce to celebrate the last few weeks of summer.

Maison Louis Jadot has been producing remarkable Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859. Not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d’Or, Maison Louis Jadot 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.

The Selections:

2003 Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc
In French, Grèves means sandy, small stones.

2003 Meursault Genevrières
Chalky soils with white marl. The vineyards are spread over gentle slopes with an eastern orientation that allows maximum sunlight.

2003 Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Blanc
Morgeot is one of the top two or three 1er Crus of the village.

2003 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne Domaine Duc de Magenta
Chalky soil of medium density roughly midway between Meursault and Montrachet..

2003 Puligny Montrachet, Les Folatières
Very stony clay and chalk soil that drains well and warms through easily.

2003 Puligny-Montrachet Champ-Gain
Superb climate situated on the lower slopes of Mont Rachet.

2003 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts
Benefits from the same shallow, well-drained, clay and chalk soil as Les Combettes.

You can purchase any one bottle, mix-and-match as you please, or we’ll put together a six-pack sampler perfect for gaining insight into the differences of terrior from Premier Cru parcels in the Côte de Beaune.

Jadot

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Posted on 2013.08.22 in Burgundy, France, Saturday Sips

 

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