Wine of the Week
2009 Louis Jadot ‘Couvent des Jacobins’ Pinot Noir

S. IRENE VIRBILA
Los Angeles Times
Modified: October 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm •  Published: October 31, 2012
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photo - The 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. (Richard Derk/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
The 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. (Richard Derk/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

A good, earthy Burgundy for less than $20? I couldn’t believe it. And not some plonk from a shady negociant but a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. Named for the 15th century convent where Jadot used to make its wines until the 1970s, the grapes for this wine come from the villages of Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune, plus a little from the Côtes de Nuits Villages AOC. Gentle, yet full of Burgundy character, this is the perfect medium-weight wine for a buttery roast chicken, a plate of sauteed chanterelles, a cheese souffle or a chicken pot pie.

Region: Burgundy

Price: About $17

Style: Earthy and gentle

What it goes with: Chicken pot pie, turkey, sauteed mushrooms, cheese souffle


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