Louis Jadot, Chateau des Jacques, Morgon Cote du Py, 2013
Region: Beaujolais, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegan and vegetarian
With a deep cherry colour, and nut and red fruits aromas, this wine has firm tannins and lots of structure. The manganese (in the granite of the Py) brings the potential to age this wine over several years. Delicious with slow roasted lamb.
Once a place to rest along the pilgrims' route of Santiago de Compostela, Château des Jacques was purchased by maison Louis Jadot in 1996. Although the domain has, historically, always had close ties to Burgundy, the links between Beaujolais and the wider Burgundian region have not always been all that well defined. This is a reminder that, due to its size - 18,000 hectares in total - Beaujolais has its own distinctive identity.