The house of Louis Jadot was founded in 1859 though the family had previously been vignerons in the region, acquiring their famous Clos des Ursules in 1826. After the death of the last male members of the family, long-time manager André Gagey took over running the business which was subsequently purchased by the Koch family, owners of Jadot’s US importers Kobrand. The company is today run by Pierre-Henri Gagey, assisted by head winemaker Jacques Lardière who has been responsible for the company’s wines since 1970. They own over 60 hectares of vineyard, many of them premier and grand cru.
Pommard is located between Beaune to the north and Volnay to the South. The Clos de la Commaraine is 4 hectares large, it has Easterly aspect and is located next to the village. The soil is deep and well drained on the surface. Some springs in the underground bring freshness to the soil. Moreover, the soil is quite stony. This premier cru is vinified in vats (the grapes are destemmed) during to 3-4 weeks in order to obtain the real expression of the terroir. It is matured in oak barrels for between 15 to 18 months.
This is typical Pommard. Rich, full and very aromatic. It has a great aging potential.