Dominik Mueller

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2017 Louis Jadot Monthélie "Sous Roches"

Tasting note

2017 Louis Jadot Monthélie Sous Roches

Clear bright ruby colour. Red to purple fruits in the bouquet, raspberry, red cherry, but also floral. Elegant though not intense, a little quiet. Pepper and leather in the background. In the mouth, soft and easy to drink, fruity, not much in terms of tannins. Only slightly drying. The acidity is there but subtle. Still youthful, middleweight, made for early drinking.

I don't know this for a fact, but Jadot may have opted to do only little crop thinning (vendage verte) in 2017. This would have resulted in greater volumes at harvest and would have been an understandable decision after the difficult years that preceded the vintage. It would also explain the low concentration of this wine.

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 11 May 2024.

Ratings

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DM:
5Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
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2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage:
2017

Good volumes with generally good quality. I've had some superb whites from this vintage. Not much risk in terms of either frost or hail, unlike in many of the previous vintages. Some producers may have harvested too much in red, having done little vendage verte (crop thinning), making for slightly low concentrations in their Pinots.

Colour:red
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:no
Grape variety:Pinot Noir
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Louis Jadot
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Subregion:Côte de Beaune
Appellation:
Monthelie AOC

Appellation in the Côte de Beaune, located between Volnay in the north and Meursault in the south. Mostly Pinot Noir, though about one fifth of the appellation is planted with Chardonnay. The red wines are typically made in a fruity style for early drinking rather than prolonged ageing in the cellar. There are more than 40 hectares of premier crus in Monthelie as well as some village vineyards. As I learnt from Jasper Morris' Inside Burgundy, Monthelie is usually spelt without the accent aigu (é) by the locals in Burgundy, which is why I opted to omit the accent here, too.

Vineyard:
Sous Roches

Village vineyard in Monthelie in the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. 1.16 hectares in size. As far as I know, the vineyard was purchased by Louis Jadot in 2010.

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