Ordinarily TWC pays the same attention to Louis Jadot wines as he does to Two Buck Chuck, but it's Mundane night and there it was.....
I've always suspected that mega-mass-marketed Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages was sort of foisted on America as payback for calling our most insipid poseurs by names such as Hearty Burgundy.
Beaujolais of any stripe, pronounced Bo-jah-lay---with a soft 'J', isn't my favorite but this one isn't bad, actually better than some of the Pinot Noirs I have had lately. That is a less surprising observation than it would otherwise seem. That's because Beaujolais is made from the Gamay Noir grape, an earlier ripening cousin of the ever so fickle Pinot Noir grape.
The Jadot is a medium bodied wine with clean acidity, light tannins, and a little strawberry on the palate. Pair it with lighter fare such as chicken salad, grilled salmon, or antipasto. Drink this now, Beaujolais isn't a layin' down kinda wine.
You'll find it around town for under ten bucks American.
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