In a nutshell: A classic red Burgundy with good complexity and structure from a well regarded producer.
The lowdown: Louis Jadot is one of the major Burgundy producers and known for their reliably good wines all the way through their range. From the home of Pinot Noir, this is a blend of wines from the Côtes d'Or and Chalonnaise and, given it's modest price, it displays the best characteristics of a red Burgundy. The fresh red fruitiness has acquired additional spiciness and earthiness in bottle giving it an extra level of complexity and interest.
When to drink: It's a good partner to game or rich casseroles and also worth trying very slightly chilled with cold meats and charcuterie.
One of the major negociant houses in Burgundy founded in 1859 by the eponymous Louis Jadot and based in Beaune where their striking, purpose built winery can be found..
While their négociant operations form a major part of what they do they also have significant vineyard holdings of their own stretching through the Cote d'Or to the Maconnais and Beaujolais regions. They also manage additional vineyards in the Côte Chalonnaise.
In recent years their success has in no small part been due to the management of André Gagey and winemaker Jacques Lardière. The wines made from both from bought in and their own grapes have a solid reputation. Their Côte de Beaune reds and whites in particular are among their stand out wines. Following the retirement of Jacques Lardière in 2013 his assistant Frédéric Barnier has taken over the reins and continues to build on the foundations laid by his predecessor.