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The 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. (Richard Derk/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

The 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir is a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. (Richard Derk/Los Angeles Times/MCT) Purchase photo reprints »

A WINE TO TRY

2009 Louis Jadot ‘Couvent des Jacobins’ Pinot Noir

Burgundy

About $17

Earthy and gentle

Goes with: Chicken pot pie, turkey, sauteed mushrooms, cheese souffle

A good, earthy Burgundy for less than $20? And not some plonk from a shady negociant but a lovely expression of pinot noir. Named for the 15th century convent where Jadot used to make its wines until the 1970s, the grapes come from the villages of Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune, plus a little from the Côtes de Nuits Villages AOC. Gentle, yet full of Burgundy character, this is the perfect medium-weight wine for a buttery roast chicken, a plate of sauteed chanterelles, a cheese souffle or a chicken pot pie.

— S. Irene Virbila,
Los Angeles Times

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