Maison Louis Jadot
bought Château des Jacques
in 1996. It is situated in Moulin à Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas, and has 27 ha vineyards of 'Moulin à Vent'. They also have vineyards in Morgon. Morgon is one of the 10 Crus of the Beaujolais
appellation and Jadot's Côte du Py vineyard is situated on the slopes above the village of Villié-Morgon. The underlying soil of Morgon is granite, but another feature of Morgon is a schist known as "roche pourrie". Morgon is made up of six "climats"; Les Charmes, Corcelette, Côte du Py, Douby, Les Grands Cras and Les Micouds. Since 1996 Louis Jadot has also purchased vineyards in Morgon and the wine from these sites is now made under the label of Château des Jacques. Morgon Côte du Py
is rather unusual because it can be kept aged quite a long time : 10 to 20 years in good conditions of humidity and temperature.
Morgon Côte du Py has a deep cherry colour, and nut and red fruits aromas, this wine has firm tannins, sometimes austere in their youth.
Food & Wine match:
Morgon Côte du Py will perfectly match with duck, pigeon, and other small game. It would also be perfect with fine but quite strong cheeses.
"Extremely dark crimson. Very intense indeed - an interesting blend of intensely ripe fruit with strong minerality. No shortage of interest! Then real lift and thrust on the palate - this one is turbo charged, but is not excessively alcoholic. Still too brutal to enjoy at the moment, this wine should have a glorious future." 17.5 Points, Jancis Robinson.
"Readers of issue 190 will realize that when last tasted I found Chateau des Jacques’s 2009 Morgon Cote de Py – as de Castelnau is want to say – “under its oak.” I’m happy to report that this imbalance has receded ? or perhaps “happy” isn’t the best word, because either that wine was having a very bad time when I tasted it before bottling or else I missed what was going on and owe readers an apology! In any event, I now detect an extraordinarily persistent, sappy abundance of blackberry, plum, and red meat juices; textural richness; and a stony mineral dimension. Moreover, for all of its palpable density and richness, there is a sense of lift and verve to the finish. And like this vintage’s Champs de Cour, I have the strong impression that its quality is still on an upward trajectory, and that the wine will merit another half dozen years of attention." Wine Advocate