Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2017
I was shopping for something that I haven’t had in a while. Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages 2017 is the wine of the week. Well, that while was about 20 years since my last Jadot. It was one of my second wife’s favorite brands. I thought it would go with a dinner I was planning. I was making Mediterranean Chicken and vegetables. I am trying to change my eating habits a bit.
Louis Jadot is a very well known brand in the wine world.
Maison Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 by the wine’s namesake Louis Jadot. His family came from Belgium in 1794 buying vineyards in the Beaune area of France.
They now own 528 acres of vineyards, including 280 acres of the Cote d’Or’s most prestigious Premier and Grand Cru plots.
The Gamay Grape
The Gamay grape is thought to have appeared first in the village of the Gamay, south of Beaune, in the 1360s. It is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wines most notably grown in Beaujolais and in the Loire Valley but also found in the Niagara Peninsula of Canada and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The grape makes light-bodied and fruity wine.
What I found
This wine has a brilliant ruby red color with almost clear edges. It has long thin legs when twirled in the glass. It has aromas of red berries, baking spices maybe nutmeg. The wine is known as a fruity wine I get strawberry, black cherry, and leather. There is minimal use of oak but it is detectable. The finish is dry but fruity and long lasting. It is a nice medium bodied wine that goes well with lighter fare. It went famously with my Chicken dish. The alcohol is 13 %. I paid $10.50 so it is an affordable fun wine. Check out some of my other reviews at https://www.finewinesgazette.com/category/lews-reviews/
Here is a similar wine I reviewed https://www.finewinesgazette.com/chateau-juvenal-jolie-grenache-syrah-2016/
Until next time, Cheers, be safe but pop a few corks! Lew