Louis Jadot Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres is a white wine sourced from grapes from the appellation of Santenay in the southern part of Burgundy, the Côte de Beaune, adjacent to Chassagne Montrachet.
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 founded 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.
The Louis Jadot Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres vineyard is located in the Northern part of the village on a soil composed of alluvium. Gravières means little pebbles made of limestone which can be found all over the vineyard. Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, after which the wine is aged in casks for 15 months, one third of which are new, before being bottled.