Louis Jadot Pommard 2017
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote d'Or|
This is the domaine’s excellent base wine coming from 26 acres of vines in earlier maturing plots (while named the son of the wine below, this does not come from the same vineyard—it is simply made in the same spirit). The soil runs from 10 to 16 inches deep and the granite bedrock is metamorphic gneiss full of mica and quartz.
The 2017 Pommard Village (Maison Louis Jadot) exhibits notes of spicy red berry fruit and sweet forest floor, followed by a medium-bodied, succulent wine with chewy tannins but nice flesh on its structural bones. This Maison cuvée is built around a foundation derived from domaine holdings in the lieu-dit Noizons.
The 2017 Pommard Village has a surprisingly ripe, almost figgy bouquet that is more like a Volnay in style. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, tarry black fruit and a light tobacco-tinged finish.