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Les Jamelles Syrah 2018

Les Jamelles Syrah 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
Syrah
Appellation
Pays d'Oc
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our Syrah Les Jamelles has a very dark colour and a fairly syrupy appearance. It has aromas of wild berry fruits (raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants), spices, cinnamon and a touch of mint. It is very rich and fat on the palate with a long, silky finish. This is a wine of a rare complexity.
Vineyard Notes
20-year-old vines planted on hillsides at an average altitude of 150 m in the region of Nîmes (deep Rhône soils), the Béziers plain (thick clay and limestone soils) and the Aude Valley (poor limestone soils). "Gobelet" (free standing) and "cordon de Royat" (trellised) pruning methods. Relatively low yields (40 to 50 hl/ha).
Production Notes
Long maceration period (about 3 weeks) for 70%. Carbonic maceration (fermentation of whole grapes) for 30%. About 10% of the final blend is aged in oak barrels.
Winemaker Notes
A rich and powerful wine combining scents of red fruits and hints of mentholated aromas with a fresh finish of summer undergrowth, "Les Jamelles Syrah" has won praise and awards from the press throughout the world.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve at 17 - 18°C. A perfect match for Mediterranean food, spicy dishes, sauced meats, game and charcuteries.
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