Louis Jadot Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc Domaine Gagey 2014
"Les Grèves" is situated in the North between "Les Toussaints", "Les Bressandes" and "Les Theurons". In French, "Grèves" means sandy, small stones, which describes the soil of these vineyards.
This wine is fermented in wooden barrels like all the Louis Jadot white wines, and then aged in barrels for 14-18 months before bottling.
This unusual rare and rather exotic white wine is full, rich and spicy, with broad fruit flavours and exceptional depth offset by notes of almonds, earth and gently toasted oak.
This wine can be drunk with fish in white sauce, shellfish and delicatessen.
This wine has the potential to age a minimum of 7 years in good cellaring conditions (temperature - humidity).
This wine comes from a small Chardonnay enclave in the predominantly red premier cru of Beaune Grèves. With its intense exotic fruit and apricot flavors, it's both ripe and crisp with acidity. That makes for a delicious reflection of the vintage, needing time to mature. Drink from 2020.
The 2014 Beaune 1er Cru Grèves le Clos Blanc was affected by hail this year, but that does not impede upon the nose that in fact has a little more chutzpah than the Beaune Bressandes at the moment. The palate is well balanced, vibrant with a keen line of acidity. There is good depth here, not the most complicated white Beaune you will find, but nicely focused and with a long, tender finish. Very fine.