Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er Cru is a walled in portion of the Beaune 1er Cru Vignes Franches. It was purchased in 1826 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot and has remained a solely owned property of the Jadot family. 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 red wines from the central and southern parts are powerful, tannic, and deeply coloured while those from the northern area are generally less intensely coloured with softer fruit flavours. Beaune Clos de Ursules usually undergoes fairly long fermentation (25 to 33 days) in open vats in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas. It is then aged for 18 months is oak barrels. This was the very first vineyard bought by the Jadot family in 1826.