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Wine of the Week: 2009 Louis Jadot 'Couvent des Jacobins' Pinot Noir

A good, earthy Burgundy for less than $20? I couldn't believe it. And not some plonk from a shady négociant but a lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the respected house of Louis Jadot. Named for the 15th century convent where Jadot used to make its wines until the 1970s, the grapes for this wine come from the Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune, plus a little from the Côtes de Nuits.

Gentle, yet full of Burgundy character, this is the perfect medium-weight wine for a buttery roast chicken, a plate of sautéed chanterelles, a cheese soufflé or a chicken pot pie.

Region: Burgundy

Price: About $17

Style: Earthy and gentle

What it goes with: Chicken pot pie, turkey, sautéed mushrooms, cheese soufflé

Where to find it: Topline Wine & Spirits in Glendale, (818) 500-9670, http://www.toplinewine.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76-WINEX, http://www.winex.com.

irene.virbila@latimes.com

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