Louis Jadot Beaune Bressandes 1er Cru Blanc is made from grapes sourced from the “Les Bressandes” vineyard. Beaune Bressandes 1er Cru is situated at the North of the vineyard, at the top of the slope above Les Toussaints and Les Cents Vignes and next to Les Grèves. It is considered to be one of the finest white Premiers Crus.
Maison Louis Jadot was founded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot in 1859. His vision was to build a business with a high quality reputation. One of his key aims, as well as to make top wines, was to build a significant vineyard base. This vision remains core to the business today. Today the business is headed up by Pierre Henry Gagey, son of Andre Gagey, who was entrusted with the management of Louis Jadot in 1962 by Madame Jadot following the tragic death of her son, Louis Auguste Jadot. Pierre Henry is a passionate believer in terroir, allowing the wines to present the very essence of Burgundy. Louis Jadot wines from vineyards owned by the Gagey family are labelled as Domaine Gagey. The Beaune vineyards are the most extensive of the Côte de Beaune, between Savigny to the North, and Pommard to the South. There are no Grand Cru vineyards in this commune, but 36 Premiers Crus.
The Beaune Bressandes vineyard is located in the north of Beaune and at the top of a slope above the Les Toussaint, and next to, the Greves 1er crus. The vines at this vineyard were planted 20 years ago. It is considered one of the very finest white premier cru vineyards in Beaune. The grapes are destemmed prior to fermentation with a long-ish fermentaion period of 25 to 33 days in open tanks. The wine is oak barrels, a third of which are new, for 15 months prior to bottling.