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Les Jamelles Pinot Noir 2018

Les Jamelles Pinot Noir 2018
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Since 1995, Les Jamelles has been produced by Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, two young winemakers from Burgundy, whose family has been producing wine for four generations. After working in California, they both fell under the charm of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France.

Catherine Delaunay is one of few rare women to work as a winemaker. Throughout the year, in particular during the harvest period, she travels the length and breadth of the region visiting the growers who work in partnership with Les Jamelles, supervising the vinification processes, organizing the aging of the wines, and carrying out the final blending.

A veritable maestro, passionate about the art of wine tasting, Catherine oversees and is responsible for the quality of each the “Les Jamelles” wines.

Les Jamelles wines come from the Pays d’Oc (Languedoc-Roussillon), the biggest vineyard region in the world. It boasts a wide range of geographic features, from the sunny beaches on the Mediterranean sea to the plains of Béziers, to the banks of the Rhône to the Pyrenees mountains. As in Burgundy, the region offers an infinite of terroirs and microclimates, allowing very different wines to be produced.

The secret behind the high quality of the Les Jamelles wines lies in this rich variety of complementary terroirs – some provide fruit, others structure or roundness, and others freshness.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Pays d'Oc
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A dark colour, with ruby tints. It has scents of red and black berries mixed with floral notes, together with hints of delicate wood and vanilla. It is complex, rich, long and fat on the palate. It displays aromas of crushed black fruits (blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries) and jam. The tannins are plump and well-integrated. Unlike many Pinot Noirs grown in the Pays d'Oc, this wine is not dominated by heaviness or an excessive over-ripeness.
Vineyard Notes
Clay and limestone soils. Terraces on the height of the Aude Valley, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Cooler climate, milder temperatures and rainfalls. 10-year-old vines pruned using the "cordon de Royat" (trellised) and "Guyot" (trellised) methods. Relatively low yields (50 hl/ha).
Production Notes
Cold pre-fermentation maceration (about a week). One week's fermentation at controlled temperatures. 25% of the final blend is aged in oak barrels for 6 to 9 months.
Winemaker Notes
This is another example of the way in which Catherine Delaunay has transferred her family know-how to the South of France. This wine, which is produced in limited quantities, is quite different from preconceived ideas people generally have about Pinot Noir wines when the variety is grown away from its homeland. It is well worth discovering ...
Food Pairing Notes
Serve at 17 - 18°C with charcuteries, white meat (such as chicken with a cream sauce) and light cheeses.
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