Louis Jadot 2013 Petit Chablis

Posted on March 5, 2015

Maison Louis Jadot was established in 1859. With steady acquisition of vineyards, the company has seen a steady growth throughout its history. The family-owned business was finally sold in 1985, but maintained its focus on premium wine production. Its team utilizes 210 hectares of vineyards throughout Burgundy to produce Appellation d'Origine Controlee wines.

Petit Chablis would be considered the region's entry-level wine below the 'regular' Chablis, Premier Cru Chablis, and Grand Cru Chablis designations. Petit Chablis wines tend to be fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks, producing a rather lean and linear wine.


Winery - Maison Louis Jadot

Location - Beaune, Burgundy, France

Wine - Louis Jadot 2013 Petit Chablis

Grape Varieties -  Chardonnay

Appellation - Appellation Village Chablis

Alcohol - 12.5% v/v

Price - $15-30 USD (this was a gift)


Nose/Aroma - Peach with slight floral notes and a hint of gun powder.

Palate/Flavors - Lemon-lime and apricot flavors with very linear acid structure that persists through the finish. Medium-light bodied with salty and flinty minerality associated with bitterness.

Food Pairing - Went great with semi-spicy squid in spaghetti carbonara.

Comments - Thanks to our friend Barry for the gift! Kristin and I thoroughly enjoyed this wine, perfect for the warmer climate here in Bali. Definitely a good entry level wine for those inexperienced with Chablis, or those who like the un-oaked Chardonnay style that's prevailed in California over the past decade.