The purchase of the Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Ursules in 1826 was the beginning of the Jadot winemaking story. However it wasn’t until 1859 that Louis Henri Denis Jadot founded his domaine and negociant business. Numerous vineyards were added to the domaine by Louis Jean Baptiste Jadot, including Corton Pouget and Chevalier Montrachet les Demoiselles. Today Domaine Louis Jadot owns 141 hectares of vines and vinifies over 80% of their negociant purchases.

In 1945 Louis Auguste Jadot met with Rudy Kopf, founder of the Kobrand Corporation, and began to export the Jadot wines to both the UK and the USA. Several decades later, after the death of the last male members of the family, Madame Jadot took the decision to sell Maison Louis Jadot to Rudy Kopf in order to ensure the future of the business whilst staying faithful to its heritage. Having joined Maison Louis Jadot in 1954, the Gagey family have continued to work for this prestigious domaine; since 1992 Pierre-Henry Gagey has been at the helm of Maison Louis Jadot and was joined in 2014 by his son Thibault. Along with the rest of the team, they aim to produce consistent and high quality wines from across their parcels in Burgundy.

The health of the soils is of the utmost importance at Louis Jadot which is why the soils aren’t worked too deeply – being only lightly ploughed by tractor or horse in more inaccessible areas. This helps to preserve the structure of the soil which in turn passes the precious minerality onto the deep rooted vines. In recent years, their superb portfolio has begun to compete with the leading bijou growers, while remaining at comparatively affordable prices for a leading Burgundy. Jadot’s economies of scale and long history of exceptional winemaking mean that their best plots often produce spectacular wines at attractive prices.

Available Wines

2021 Maison Louis Jadot, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 3x75cl

£1,110/CaseDuty Status: In BondAvailability: Immediate