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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre 1997
Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre 1997
(search item no. 5343)

PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $50.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Volnay remains the Côte de Beaune's most feminine and elegant red wine. The Clos de la Barre is a tiny vineyard of 3.3 acres lying in the central part of the commune below the village of Volnay. This walled vineyard, a monopole in the ownership of the Charraux family, was brought in its entirety into the Jadot portfolio through a long-term vineyard contract concluded with the proprietors in 1995. The soils in this mid-section of Volnay's slope, which support the commune's finest premiers crus, contain a marked precentage of iron with lesser amounts of limestone, in contrast to the calcium-dominated soils of the upper slope, over a rocky subsoil. These elements lend bouquet and body to the typical finesse and delicacy characteristic of Volnay. Volnay Clos de la Barre shows a lovely, intense bouquet of refined red fruits with nuances of minerals and earth which are carried onto the complex, beautifully balanced palate. The texture is silky and supple, finishing on a ripe, harmonious note.
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About Maison Louis Jadot:

The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. For the past 150 years Louis Jadot has continued as one of the great names of Burgundy and has gained international reputation for its superb red and white Burgundy wines. Louis Jadot is not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d'Or, it 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.