Louis Jadot Chardonnay 2011
Jadot Chardonnay is vinified and blended exclusively from Chardonnay grapes selected from the production of numerous growers in the Côte Chalonnais, the Côte Mâconnais and the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, with a small proportion of superior village-level wines added in most vintages to improve the finished cuvée. As such, it must legally take the "Bourgogne Blanc" appellation. Styled to be fuller in body and structure than most of Jadot's Mâconnais wines, it is partially fermented and aged in oak casks to add breadth to the ripe fruit notes. The lovely, elegant Chardonnay nose, offset by a gentle touch of vanilla, carries into excellent balance of medium-full fruit and acidity on the palate and a lingering finish.