Louis Jadot Pinot Noir - $21.99

Wine Details

Price: $21.99
Producer: Louis Jadot
Region: Bourgogne Rouge
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: red berry, smoky
  • Award Winning
  • Red Wine

Product Description

  • It offers a colour of medium intensity, purplish in its youth changing to ruby and then garnet, after several years in bottle. It is harmonious and balanced, with a plump fruitiness and silky texture offset by round, gentle tannins in a wine of medium body and elegant structure. The very typical, fragrant varietal bouquet is complemented by a deliciously lingering finish. With this wine, you can enjoy grilled or boiled red meats, roasts, mild game, soft cheeses like Camembert and Brie.
  • Maison Louis Jadot is a wine company that specializes in producing wine from Burgundy. It was founded in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. Maison Louis Jadot has always been situated in the heart of the vineyards, in the center of Beaune. They control 105 hectares of land in the Burgundy region. The company was managed by three generations of the Jadot family and then by Mr. André Gagey for more than 30 years. Maison Louis Jadot is now directed by his son Mr. Pierre Henry Gagey, and assisted by Mr. Jacques Lardière, who has been Louis Jadot’‘s wine maker for more than 20 years The Jadot winemaking facility is one of the largest and most advanced in Burgundy and was built to maximize the expression of "terroir" (soil) in the resultant wines. They vinify all the grapes coming from their vineyards as well as those bought under contracts with other growers.

Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineAndSpirits - 86 Details: This shows the harmony of the 2005 vintage. It's light, bright and simple, with fresh cherry flavor that lasts. Tart tannins complete the finish, ready for duck rillettes. 2005 WineAndSpirits
Tastings - 85 Details: Pale ruby with a fading rim. Soft red berry aromas have a smoky, leathery accent. Supple and smooth on the attack, with a medium body and mild-but-grippy tannins. In short: Nice Burgundian Pinot Noir 1996 Tastings red berry, smoky
Tastings - 80 Details: Pale cherry red. Medium bodied. Moderately extracted. Mildly oaked. Mildly tannic. Reminiscent of vanilla, eucalyptus, cherry, red fruits. Nice new wood aromas. Light but elegant red fruit flavors with a simple mildly astringent finish 1995 Tastings cherry, eucalyptus, red fruits, vanilla

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Sharp Cheddar, Goat Cheese, Brie
Red Meat Beef Stew, Pork Chops, Veal w/Fruit Sauce
Poultry & Eggs Coq Au Vin, Roast Turkey, Roast Goose
Vegetables Roasted Asparagus, Beets, Mushrooms
Fish or Shellfish Grilled Salmon, Grilled Ahi Tuna
Sauces Red Wine Sauce
Herbs & Spices Anise, Fennel Seed, Tarragon, Basil, Cinnamon, Mint, Mustard, Pepper (black, white, green), Rosemary

Awards and Accolades

  Name Vintage
Award Winner From $15 to $20 - Robin Garr's Best Values 2007 2004

Wine Terms

Name Value
Burgundy or Bourgogne (bor guh nyeh)-this region in eastern France, known equally for the excellence of its red and white wines, consists mostly of small estates, or domaines. Although its climate and soil are particularly suited to the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, with Gamay dominant in the southern district of Beaujolais, Burgundy’s terroir is so varied that each vineyard creates distinctive wines. This wide variety accounts for not only the plethora of sublime wines coming from this region, but also for the relatively small production levels. There are five main districts in Burgundy: The Côte d’Or, The Côte Chalonnaise, Chablis, The Mâconnais, and Beaujolais. Red Burgundy is paler than Bordeaux, ranging in color from garnet to cherry or ruby, because the Pinot Noir grape has less color than the Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot grapes. It tends to be full in body and low in tannin. The characteristic aroma is cherries and berries, with woodsy, or mushroomy accents. When a red burgundy ages, it often develops a silky texture, richness, and natural sweetness of fruit flavors. Red Burgundies are great to drink young because of their softness and fruitiness, and they are incredibly versatile companions to food.
France France is the standard bearer for all the world’s wines, with regard to the types of grapes that are used to make wine and with the system of defining and regulating winemaking. Its Appellation d’Origine Controlee, or AOC system, is the legislative model for most other European countries. Most French wines are named after places. The system is hierarchical; generally the smaller and more specific the region for which a wine is named, the higher its rank. There are four possible ranks of French wine, and each is always stated on the label: Appellation Contrôlée (or AOC), Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (or VDQS); Vin de pays, or country wine; and Vin de table. France has five major wine regions, although there are several others that make interesting wines. The three major regions for red wine are Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone; for white wines, the regions are Burgundy, the Loire and Alsace. Each region specialized in certain grape varieties for its wines, based on climate, soil, and local tradition. Two other significant French wine regions are Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, both in the south of France. Cahors, in the southwest of the country, produces increasingly good wines.
Pinot Noir (pee noh nwahr)—A tricky grape to grow, Pinot Noir makes some of the best wines in the world. The prototype wine is red Burgundy from France but Oregon, California, New Zealand, and parts of Australia also produce good Pinot Noir. The wine is lighter in color than Cabernet or Merlot with relatively high alcohol, medium-to-high acidity, and medium-to-low tannin. Its flavors and aromas can be very fruity or earthy and woodsy, depending on how it is grown. It is rarely blended with other grapes.