Located in Santenay, in the southern Côte de Beaune, Clos de Malte is a 17 acres monopole of Louis Jadot that lies at the foot of the Montagne des Troix Croix. It is planted primarily to Pinot Noir on moist soil of limestone and clay, but there is also a small amount of Chardonnay here. In winemaking, the Chardonnay grapes are fermented and matured in oak barrels for about 12 months.

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Tasting Note

This lemon-scented and woody wine is rich and structured, yet elegant. It will develop in the bottle for 5 to 10 years.

Technical Data
Appellation: Côte de Beaune Villages
Unique Selling Points
  • Clos de Malte is a natural amphitheatre on steep slopes with excellent exposure
  • Clos de Malte produces both red & white wines
  • Wines are substantially affected by shallow limestone subsoils and surrounding cliffs
  • Clos de Malte wines provide attractive value & outstanding quality

Vineyard Details

Côte de Beaune Village Wines
In the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet are the three most famous white wine villages. Chassagne-Montrachet, reputed for its great Grands Crus, produces village whites that are the most robust in style. Meursault is often considered masculine in style compared to Puligny-Montrachet, which is charming, elegant and feminine. For red wine, Pommard is the most recognized village of the Côte de Beaune and often considered the most masculine red wine of the Côte. Other Louis Jadot village wines from the Côte de Beaune are: Ladoix (white) Pernand-Vergelesses (red and white) Aloxe-Corton (red) Chorey-lès-Beaune (red) Savigny-lès-Beaune (red and white) Beaune (red and white) Pommard (red) Volnay (red) Auxey-Duresses (red and white) Saint-Aubin (red and white) Santenay (red and white) Côte de Beaune Villages (white)

About the Grape

Chardonnay
Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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