GRAPES: 100% Gamay.
The wine has a good structure and will therefore be able to age several years. This Beaujolais-Villages 'Combe aux Jacques' should be drunk quite cool in order to protect the delicious aromas of fruits and the delicate freshness which is the signature of this wine.
VINEYARDS: Made with 100% Gamay grapes. The Louis Jadot Cuvée comes mainly from the regions of Lantigne, Lancie and Regnié where the best Beaujolais Villages are located, on a typical granite based soil. Amongst the 22,000ha of vineyards planted in the Beaujolais region (south of Burgundy) and about 6,000ha use the name Beaujolais Villages A.O.C. - they are the intermediary between the straight Beaujolais and the 10 Crus.
VINTAGE: An ideal ripening period left the crop in perfect health - a fabulous vintage!
WINEMAKING: In 1998 Louis Jadot opened their new Combe aux Jacques Winery, near the village of Brouilly. For the first time in the Beaujolais area, they are purchasing grapes, rather than must or juice to produce a Beaujolais Villages. A proportion of the grapes are destemmed and undergo a 14 day maceration.