Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos de la Croix de Pierre Rouge, Domaine des Heritiers

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Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos de la Croix de Pierre Rouge, Domaine des Heritiers, is a red wine, 100% Pinot Noir from the Burgundy region. Well-structured and silky.

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, 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 (they own the fantastic Domaine Ferret). 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.

The commune of Pernand Vergelesses neighbours both Aloxe Corton and Savigny Les Beaune, in the North of the Côte de Beaune. Pernand produces both red and white wines under village and premier cru appellations. The single vineyard of “Clos de la Croix de Pierre” is situated on the “En Caradeux” area, facing the East, not very far from the village of Pernand itself. The soil is mainly composed of chalky, limestone with small stones / pebbles on the surface. Its name comes from a large cross made of stone at the entrance of the vineyard. 

The Pinot Noir grapes for the Louis Jadot Pernand Vergelesses 1er Cru Clos de la Croix de Pierre Rouge are fermented in vats for 3-4 weeks then wine is matured in oak casks for 15-18 months.

Tasting Notes

The Premier Cru ‘Clos de la Croix de Piérre’ is powerful, perfectly well-structured and also silky. It releases very fruity aromas (small blackberries). It lingers in the mouth with tannins presenting a certain softness.

Food Pairing

Perfect with grilled and roasted red meats, moussaka, duck breast salad or a creamy mushroom risotto.

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