This vineyard always produces the most generous and full-bodied of Beaunes with rich fruit, complexity, structure and depth, making it a Grand Cru in all but name.
The Clos des Ursules once belonged to the convent of Saint Ursule when the wall separating it from the rest of Les Vignes Franches was built. In 1826 it was the first vineyard that Louis Henry Denis Jadot bought and it has remained a Jadot family "monopole" ever since.
The level of rain was rather high this year, and could be considered either as a handicap or as a positive asset. The ground water levels had been very low in the past years, and 2007 would have allowed an easier demineralisation creating an advantage for the developing of the wine aromas.
Following de-stemming, fermentation is carried out as naturally as possible in open tanks. The wine usually undergoes a fairly long fermentation (25 to 33 days) in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas. The wine is then aged in wooden barrels for 15-18 months.
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