Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte 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 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.
The Louis Jadot Santenay Clos de Malte vineyard is a 7 ha “Monopole” (Louis Jadot is the sole owner) situated on the “climat” «Sous la Fée» at the foot of the Montagne des Troix Croix. The Santenay Clos de Malte vineyard is mainly planted with Pinot Noir but a small parcel of this beautiful walled vineyard, planted by Pierre-Henry Gagey’s great-grandfather, has chalky soils perfectly suited to making this robust, fruity Chardonnay with attractively ripe, tropical notes.
Fermentation takes place in oak barrels, after which the wine is aged in casks for 12 months before being bottled.
This wine is suitable for vegetarians.