Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Cailleret is produced from Chardonnay grapes sourced from the “Cailleret” vineyard. The Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Cailleret vineyard is located at altitudes varying from 250 to 350 m, which benefit from exposures ranging from East to South and Southwest. The Cailleret vineyards lie at the northern end of the commune, bordering the “Les Champs Gains” vineyard.
Louis Jadot is one of the largest and most famous wine producers and negociants in the Burgundy wine-growing region. The origins of the company date back to 1859 when the business was fouded by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. Over time the company has acquired plots of vines is some of the most prestigious vineyards in the region including Beaune Clos des Ursules, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Savigny Les Beaune and many more. Louis Jadot owns or directly controls 120 ha in the Côte d’Or, including over 90 individual vineyard sites, 84ha in the Beaujolais Crus and 18ha in the Mâconnais primarily in Pouilly Fuissé. Today the business is headed by Pierre-Henry Gagey, son of André Gagey, who was entrusted with the management of Louis Jadot in 1962 by Madame Jadot following the tragic death of her son.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne Montrachet is one of the 5 villages of the prestigious «Côte de Blancs». Facing east and south-east, white Premier Cru soils are mainly made of brown clay and limestone. The grapes for the Louis Jadot Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Cailleret are harvested by hand into small wooden crates to ensure the grapes remain in good condition. The grapes are pressed softly and ferment in oak barrels produced by Louis Jadot’s cooperage of which 1/3 are new barrels. Ageing usually lasts 15 months on fine lies before bottling.
The name Cailleret comes from the word “Caille” meaning stone.