Excellent value for this price point. It is far more interesting than just about any california wine under $20. It matches well with many foods. Very balanced and has some age potential to evolve. The moulin a vent is a under appreciated region, and the Jadot Clos Rochegresis the master of it.
Deep ruby color and a direct fragrance of red and black berries, spice and pepper lead into this wine's concentrated palate of sweet, ripe, crushed fruit and moderately firm tannins offset by a fresh, balanced acidity
Wine Maker Notes
Maison Louis Jadot bought the Château des Jacques in 1996. It is situated in Moulin à Vent, between Fleurie and Chenas, and has 27 ha vineyards of ‘Moulin à Vent Château des Jacques'.
The soil is typically granitic.
The Moulin à Vent wine is now referred to as the «King of Beaujolais», and is considered to be the most Burgundian Cru of Beaujolais.
Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.