Santenay Clos de Malte Rouge 2014
An elegant red wine with aromas of red fruit and earthy notes, with a bright colour lovely depth and firm tannins on the fruity finish.
The 'Clos de Malte' is a 7ha 'Monopole' (Louis Jadot is the sole owner) situated on the 'climat' Sous la Fée at the foot of the Montagne des Trois Croix. The Santenay Clos de Malte is mainly planted with Pinot Noir with a small hectare of Chardonnay situated on very damp limestone and clay soil.
Conditions for 2014 started well before a violent hailstorm in June hit several communes in the Mâcon and Côte d'Or with devastating effects. Summer then continued to be unsettled but a period of dry weather in September returned the available grapes to good health and the grapes were harvested from 11th September onwards resulting in expressive red wines with intense freshness and elegant tannins.
Fermentation takes place in tanks for 3 to 4 weeks, after which the wine is aged in barrel for 12 months before being bottled.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses