Discovering Burgundy Wines with Louis Jadot

Burgundy is one of the smallest wine producing regions in France as well as one of the most famous and revered, but it can prove a little confusing with its vast array of different appellations.

Domaine Ferret in Fuissé

Set up in 1859, Maison Louis Jadot is all about Burgundy. Family owned, it is one of the best known wine producers in Burgundy whose aim is to express the true nature of Burgundy through their wines – an aim which has remained the same for over 150 years. Louis Jadot has vineyard holdings throughout the region and offers wines from the length and breadth of Burgundy, from the Côte d’Or to the Mâconnais and down into Beaujolais.

AboutMyGeneration has been sampling two wines from two different appellations in Burgundy that you should know about, giving you a small taster for Louis Jadot’s range as well as what the region has to offer.

Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuissé 2011

RRP: £20.99
Stockists: NISA, Fresh & Wild (Camden), Wimbledon Wine Cellars, Rhythm & Booze, Eagle Wines, Fountainhall Wines, Ann et Vin, Islington Wine, Partridges of Sloane Street, The Devine Wine Company, Sunninghill Wines, www.yourfavouritewines.com

Pouilly Fuissé in the Mâconnais produces one of the most famous white wines in the world and one for which Louis Jadot is justifiably famous. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, this is a lovely rich wine that shows the true delights of Chardonnay: soft and elegant with a rich mouth feel, delicate use of oak and good acid balance. Ideal with grilled white meats or fish / shellfish.

Louis Jadot Fleurie Poncereau 2011

RRP: £14.99
Stockists: Tesco Wine by the Case www.tesco.com/wine, NISA, Rhythm & Booze, Dickens House Wine, Ellies Cellar, Hailsham Cellars, Wine Press, Les Caves Du Patron, Bin 21, www.thedrinkshop.com, Vicki’s Wine Merchant, Field and Fawcett, Islington Wine, Flagship Wines, Cheers Wine Merchants

From Burgundy’s southernmost tip, Beaujolais, Louis Jadot’s Fleurie Poncereau is made from 100% Gamay grapes. It’s fruity as well as floral and really shows off Fleurie’s popular seductive, drinkable style. Full of succulent, ripe raspberry and cherry fruit, this is a supple, silky wine with a fresh, long finish. Lovely enjoyed with grilled red meat, pizza or pasta dishes with a tomato sauce.

We think that both of these wines are excellent ambassadors for the quality that the Burgundy region offers to the discerning wine drinker

For more on Louis Jadot and it’s wines go to www.louisjadot.com/en

Note: Prices may vary by outlet

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