Louis Jadot Morgon Ch. des Jacques 2011
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The character of the Morgon is profoundly marked by its volcanic terroir. It is a powerful, muscular wine, though Gamay’s tannins are typically supple. Shows very precise, pure aromas of flowers and dark fruits.
A perfect partner for charcuterie, Italian foods and red and white meats.
"The Chateau des Jacques 2011 Morgon had been blended but still not bottled when I tasted it last December. A gorgeous, suggestively sweet nose of wisteria and freesia with candied and confitured cherry and blueberry accented by smoky black tea segues into a finely tannic palate performance in which the fruit mingles persistently with the aforementioned floral essences as well as a hint of game. The strongly gripping yet in no way heavy finish may not – as yet, at least – live up to the allure of the nose, but not only should this prove an excellent value worth following through at least 2015, it may well add complexity along the way. Two-thirds of its volume never left tank, the inverse of the ratio in the corresponding generic Moulin-a-Vent, and doubtless a sensible response perhaps to pronounced grape tannins. Nearly one third of the blend, incidentally, is now from the Roche Noire site previously subjected to a dedicated bottling.
The Wine Advocate
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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.
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