2017 Jaffelin Ladoix
2017 Jaffelin Ladoix
$64.99 Per Bottle|
$59.99 (Buy 6 or More)
Jaffelin have been crafting wine in their beautiful stone cellars in Beaune, for over 100 years.
They work mainly as a negociant, buying fruit from local growers to craft their extensive range of Burgundy wines, though they do have a small vineyard holding themselves. The strength of their portfolio is the range of different appellations that they produce, both reds and whites, that stretches from Chablis to Macon, and everything in between.
Ladoix is a small appellation, part of the Ladoix-Serrigny commune, that lies on the Eastern slopes of the hill of Corton - jutting up against Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses.
Jaffelin have had a not-so-small triumph with their 2017 Ladoix: 98 Points and a Platinum rating in the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards. To put this in perspective, it was picked out of a field of 17,500 wines, of which only 148 were awarded Platinum status in 2019. Not bad for a small producer, and a relatively unknown appellation.
Quality Burgundy at this price is an absolute steal.
100% Chardonnay from vineyards in the small appellation of Ladoix.
The soils of the upper slopes are pebbly and reddish (iron-rich olite) with a high limestone content and quite marly. These suit great white wines.
The grapes are harvested by hand and then directly pressed in a pneumatic press. Alcoholic fermentation takes place entirely in French oak barrels, of which 30% are new. The lees are stirred (bâtonnage) occasionally during ageing, which lasts 10 months.
Pale gold in the glass, with green highlights. The nose is lifted and aromatic with white blossom, ripe, yellow stonefruits, toasty oak characters, and a complex nuttiness, shot through by minerality. The palate is rich and textural, with layers of fruit, balanced by citrus-like acidity. Long and finely detailed on the finish.
Jaffelin’s history is inseparable from that of the Collégiale Notre Dame de Beaune (the Notre Dame collegiate church in Beaune). Over the centuries, their cellars have housed the wines of the Collégiale and the Cardinals. The cellars changed ownership in 1816, when the Jaffelin brothers established themselves as negociants in the region. Today their wines rest in the monastic tranquility of the Chapitre’s cellars, just as they did eight centuries ago. Jaffelin entered a new chapter in its history in 2004, after completely renovating the vat room, and equipping it with modern winemaking equipment. They strive to bring out the Burgundy terroirs, cru by cru, wine by wine, at every stage of the winemaking process.
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2019 - PLATINUM
Decadent aromatic white flowers with flashes of mineral elegance unfurling into a richly textured, uplifting palate complete with layers of creamy tropical fruit and vibrant citrus. Complex and captivating with beautiful freshness on the long finish.
BURGUNDY REPORT - BURGUNDY-REPORT.COM
A vibrant nose – fresh, mineral and cut with citrus – yes! More density, more depth – ooh this great! Mineral, concentrated and beautifully pure – I could drink this every day – bravo!