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Louis Jadot Nuits Saint Georges 2011 £39.95
LOUIS JADOT NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES
The Nuits-Saint-Georges A.C. wines are produced on land delimited by the parishes of Nuits-Saint-Georges and Premeaux-Prissey.
The soils are basically composed of limestone and marl. A perfect exposure to the east gives the capacity to produce splendid wines.
This wine is vinified in open vats for 3 or 4 weeks and is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months.
Maison Louis Jadot produces a deeply coloured powerful, full bodied Nuits-Saint-Georges of intense colour. It develops ripe, robust fruit flavours and nuances of oak in the bouquet. It will accompany red wine sauces, marinated or roasted game, medium tasting cheeses.
(86 - 88)
The 2009 Nuits St. Georges is a pretty, immediate wine best suited to drinking while the fruit retains its plump, juicy character. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. I tasted an impressive range of wines with Jacques Lardiere and his successor Frederic Barnier, who is slated to take over when Lardiere retires at the end of 2012. Jadot makes a mind-bending number of wines, but I limited myself to the best 35 or so examples. In 2009 Jadot began harvesting on September 6. All of the reds were made from 100% destemmed fruit. Maceration times varied from wine to wine, but according to Lardiere all of the wines were made with essentially the same approach. Lardiere is another of the producers who compares 2009 to 1959, and believes the wines will age well because of their density of fruit and minerality. Many of the estate’s own vineyards are farmed biodynamically, but of course Jadot also sources a significant amount of wine from other growers that is not necessarily from biodynamically farmed vineyards.
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